Harmony N. Oswald, Esq.
Work style: confident leader and committed team player
self starter, lifelong learner, organized and reliable
excellent communication skills – more than a decade experience in media and communications
creative strategist – holds an Associate Degree in graphic design from The Art Institute
Zim legal blog recognized as one of the “Top 75 Best Blogs on the Planet for Women in Business“
event owner and producer of Zimvest startup pitch competitions
leads ZimTalks seminars for entrepreneurs
established partnerships with organizations such as The Founder Institute and Women Who Code
guest lecturer at San Jose State University School of Global Innovation and Leadership
mentor at SJSU IDEAS student-led startup accelerator
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
Founder and Managing Attorney
Legal and Business Consultant
High Tech Intern
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.
Provided legal and business consulting on international matters.
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.
Legal Clinic Intern
SANTA CLARA ENTREPRENEURS’ LAW CLINIC
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.
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
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
Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL
Army Achievement Medal for International Broadcast Journalism
Basic Combat Training
U.S. ARMY TRAINING CENTER
Superior Performance Award
BRADLEY ACADEMY/ THE ART INSTITUTE