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November 2, 2021

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Franklin Chou

Franklin Chou

Associate

280 Park Avenue
15th Floor West
New York, NY 10017
franklin.chou@nelsonmullins.com

Franklin focuses his practice on data privacy, information security, software and data licensing, fintech, and emerging technologies. He is a former full stack engineer with experience in web application development and distributed computing. Prior to joining the firm, he was a technical lead and corporate counsel at New York–based fintech company PeerIQ.

Franklin focuses his practice on data privacy, information security, software and data licensing, fintech, and emerging technologies. He is a former full stack engineer with experience in web application development and distributed computing. Prior to joining the firm, he was a technical lead and corporate counsel at New York–based fintech company PeerIQ.

Franklin Chou

Franklin focuses his practice on data privacy, information security, software and data licensing, fintech, and emerging technologies. He is a former full stack engineer with experience in web application development and distributed computing. Prior to joining the firm, he was a technical lead and corporate counsel at New York–based fintech company PeerIQ.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Pervious Professional Experience

  • Corporate Counsel, New York–based fintech company (Sept. 2017–Feb. 2020)
    • Experience in emerging technologies (big data, machine learning, DevSecOps, cloud computing, continuous delivery and continuous deployment) at an early stage B2B fintech growth startup.
    • Commercial contracts (subscription terms for licensed data and software) for SaaS and DaaS products.
    • Corporate governance experience including issuing employee stock incentives (ISOs/NSOs) in compliance with IRC 409A; board resolutions and requests for shareholder consent in compliance with DGCL; and drafting/implementing corporate policies (document retention and related–party transactions).
    • General corporate legal operations including employment agreements surrounding IP (BYOD and open source contribution policy); real estate leasing/licensing; and tax compliance.

Externships/Clerkships

  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable David F. Bauman, Superior Court of New Jersey Presiding Judge – Criminal Division (Aug. 2016–Aug. 2017)

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, JD (2016)
    • Senior Notes Editor, Seton Hall Legislative Journal
    • Seton Hall Law Merit Scholarship recipient
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, BA (2013)
    • Full University Scholarship recipient

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Hack It Together Mentor
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