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Professional Profile- Boltwood, Russell L.


Mr. Boltwood is a corporate and transactional attorney with extensive experience in counseling
emerging companies, with a particular emphasis on international legal practice. 

Prior to joining Dillingham and Murphy, Mr. Boltwood was both Vice President of Licensing and General Counsel
for UTStarcom, a telecommunications equipment and technology firm based in Alameda, California.

While at UTStarcom, Mr. Boltwood oversaw worldwide legal affairs for the company, including its successful
IPO in 2000, its expansion into numerous international markets, and its acquisition of several competing technology firms.  

Mr. Boltwood’s professional experience also includes practice as a general civil litigator.

Legal Experience

Corporate, Commercial and Venture Finance Transactions – managing, drafting and negotiating numerous transactions related to venture financing, commercial trade, intellectual property licensing, and corporate mergers and acquisitions

Intellectual Property Licensing and Management – advising clients on intellectual property asset management and monetization strategies.

International Legal Practice – assisting clients with transnational legal/business strategies and planning, with particular emphasis on issues relating to emerging economies.

Employment Counseling – advising clients in regard to employment law and personnel policy practices.

Litigation Oversight and Management – assisting clients with management of complex litigation.


B.A., Economics, University of California, Berkeley
J.D., Law and Jurisprudence, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
Executive Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, California   


Member, State Bar of California
Certified Licensing Professional, Licensing Executives Society (LES)

Corporate Counsel Beware: Economic Espionage Is On the Rise,” California Bar Journal, May 2000 (co-authored with Felix L. Fischer, Esq.; analyzes the impact of the 1996 Federal Economic Espionage Act on emerging companies’ human resource and legal practices).