PHOTOS from LBDC launch in San Francisco

LBDC  |  Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York | San Francisco
Est’d London 2011
Official Partners
London | Keltie LLP
Dublin | Global Leadership Institute at Boston College 


Previous Guest Speakers include:
The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Worldwide Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Sa atchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |
The GC of MetLife Inc. | The GC of Pearson Plc | The GC of Manchester United FCThe GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc  | The GC of Network Rail | The GC of Carillion plc | 

LBDC launch in San Francisco | Photos

Venue: The Bar Association of San Francisco, Battery Street, San Francisco


Guest Speaker

Matt Fawcett

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
NetApp Inc.
sponsored by


Matt Fawcett  | General Counsel of NetApp Inc

Matt Fawcett gave a very entertaining, honest, fascinating and inspirational Talk to the LBDC about his personal career journey.

A big thank you to Matt for giving up his time to give us an incredible Talk.

Matt Fawcett, GC of NetApp | Guest Speaker at the San Francisco launch of the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

Brett Schuman | Partner at Goodwin Procter

We were delighted that Brett Schuman, Partner at Goodwin Procter (based in the San Francisco office) joined us at the launch of the LBDC in San Francisco and welcomed our guests.

Colin Carroll | CEO of the LBDC

Colin Carroll, of the LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | launching the Club in San Francisco and introducing our guest speaker – Matt Fawcett.

Venue | The Bar Association of San Franscisco

The Bar Association of San Francisco | Our Venue for our San Fran Launch

Our LBDC Guests Networking at our San Francisco Launch

Matt Fawcett, GC of NetApp Talk

San Francisco

And some photos of San Francisco and the Bay Area taken during our trip!

Matthew Fawcett



Matthew Fawcett is NetApp’s senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. Matt leads the worldwide legal team.

Under his leadership, NetApp’s legal team has been recognized for many achievements, including the Best Legal Department of 2014 (Best Legal Departments 2014, Corporate Counsel, June 1, 2014), one of the most innovative departments (The 2013 IC-10: Inside the Legal Profession’s Top Innovators, Inside Counsel Magazine, August 30, 2013), and as a top GC (America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, The National Law Journal, March 31, 2014).

Matthew has advised leading technology companies on a variety of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and litigation.

Matthew Fawcett:  Forbes

Matthew is a frequent contributor to Forbes.  You may be interested to read some of his blog posts (links below).

  1. The Collaborative, Transparent Lawyer
  2. What’s The Best Advice You’ve Had? (Here Are My Top 9)
  3. How Your General Counsel Sees Business Blind Spots

About our Sponsor: Goodwin Procter


Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. The firm was founded in Boston in 1912.

Our thanks to Brett Schuman and Shane Brun, partners of Goodwin Procter.

Brett M. Schuman


Brett Schuman, head of the Litigation Department for Goodwin Procter’s California offices and a partner in the firm’s IP Litigation Group, focuses his practice on patent and other IP litigation in all of the federal and state courts in California, the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Delaware, and in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schuman’s patent litigation practice comprises patent cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants across the technology industry. He serves as lead partner and lead trial counsel in patent infringement litigation matters involving mobile phone technology, broadband communications technology, semiconductor fabrication and circuitry, wearables and pharmaceuticals. He has also served as lead counsel in several litigations involving patent license agreements. He also is admitted pro hac vice with respect to numerous post-grant review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and he has argued in final hearings there.

Mr. Schuman’s practice also comprises copyright and trade secret litigation, including trade secret litigation relating to employee mobility and trade secret litigation between competitors. Mr. Schuman also counsels clients regarding trade secret and related matters where there is no litigation pending.

Shane Brun


Shane Brun, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s IP Litigation Group, is a PTO-registered intellectual property litigator with a background in industrial engineering and semiconductor manufacturing. He has extensive experience representing major technology companies, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in patent litigation and other intellectual property and technology-related matters, including trade secret and trademark litigation. His IP practice involves a wide range of technologies, including Internet security, computer networking, wireless communications, microlithography, plasma displays, optical alignment, inspection systems, and digital imaging. Mr. Brun has a national practice and regularly represents clients before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. District Courts in California, Texas and Delaware. Mr. Brun also frequently advises firm clients on various intellectual property issues, including in connection with M&A and financial transactions.

Mr. Brun has also served as in-house counsel to public technology companies NBC Internet and OpenTV. He represented these companies in M&A transactions and in the formation of strategic partnerships; negotiated a broad range of commercial agreements, including licensing technology and intellectual property rights; procured patent rights for company products and services; advised company executives on regulatory issues, SEC filings and other public disclosures; oversaw human resources and employment matters; and hired and managed outside counsel.

Upcoming Talks

Over the next few months, we will have some wonderful LBDC Talks taking place in:


San Francisco



Guest Speaker: Gareth Lambe, CEO of Facebook (Ireland)


More details:  Facebook (Ireland) CEO


Guest Speaker | Dan Fitz General Counsel of BT plc


More details |  Dan Fitz GC guest speaker at LBDC


Previous LBDC Guest Speakers


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speakers

Bjarne P. Tellmann, Senior VP & GC of Pearson Plc

More details:  Bjarne Tellmann guest speaker at the LBDC


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker


Previous  LBDC  Guest Speaker

Colin Carroll


LBDC | Lawyers’ Business Development Club |

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Global Leadership Institute at Boston College

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