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Harmony N. Oswald, Esq. 

Work style: confident leader and committed team player

Outside of the firm: wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend

  • married for 15 years

  • mother of two amazing teens

  • U.S. Army First Infantry Division Veteran – served as a broadcast journalist overseas

  • former NBC Fear Factor contestant

  • loves the ocean, autumn, books, and traveling

EXPERIENCE
2016-Present

Founder and Managing Attorney

2016

Legal and Business Consultant

2015

High Tech Intern

PARAZIM

I handle corporate transactional and intellectual property related matters such as corporate entity selections, formations, and conversions, drafting bylaws, stock incentive plans, restricted stock purchase and shareholder agreements, advice regarding corporate procedures and risk management, financing assistance, securities law compliance, IP protection, brand development, customized counseling, and “pre-made legal form” document review. I provide trustworthy guidance to ensure clients most effectively meet their goals.

HACKERS/FOUNDERS

Provided legal and business consulting on international matters.

GOOGLE, INC.

I negotiated an agreement and drafted an engagement letter between Google and Santa Clara University. I worked with patent counsel, interviewed an inventor, and wrote a defensive patent publication, “Ranking Content Suggestions Based on Calendar Data,” April 2015, published HERE.

2015

 Legal Clinic Intern

SANTA CLARA ENTREPRENEURS’ LAW CLINIC

I provided transactional legal services to Silicon Valley startups. Tasks included conducting client intake interviews, performing conflict checks, drafting engagement letters, case planning, drafting a trademark advice memo, drafting a corporate entity selection and formation memo, drafting a regulatory compliance memo, drafting a release and limitation of liability form, and drafting a terms of service and privacy policy.

2015

 Legal Extern

2000-2009

Journalist

1997-1999

Soldier and Journalist

CA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

I conducted research, writing, and was a national conference guest speaker discussing IP law for prisoner artists. View the published piece, “Creative Freedom Behind Bars” HERE.

FOX 8 AND ABC 23 NEWS

I investigated and reported on relevant, breaking news to meet strict newsroom deadlines.

U.S. ARMY FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION

While upholding general military duties as a soldier in the U.S. Army stationed in Wurzburg, Germany, I worked as a 46R Broadcast Journalist to communicate Department of Defense policies and programs via media distributed by Armed Forces Network Europe.

EDUCATION
2013-2016

Juris Doctor

SANTA CLARA LAW

High Tech Law Certificate with Honors

High Tech Excellence Award

Entrepreneurs Law Clinic, Writing Contest Winner

Gender and the Law, Witkin Award

2009-2013

Bachelor’s Degree

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude

President’s Freshman Award

President’s Sparks Award

Evan Pugh Scholar Award

1998

Diploma in Broadcast Journalism

DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL

Army Achievement Medal for International Broadcast Journalism

1998

Basic Combat Training

1997

Associate Degree

U.S. ARMY TRAINING CENTER

Superior Performance Award

BRADLEY ACADEMY/ THE ART INSTITUTE

Graphic Design

Practice Area
Business Law
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