The Art of Moving In-House

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111 Minna Gallery
05:30 PM
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Please join Axiom on Tuesday, September 26th, for The Art of Moving In-House, a panel discussion and networking event. The panel of Axiom clients and lawyers will share how they effectively made the transition from law firm life to meaningful and successful in-house careers. Both the panel and the networking happy hour will be hosted at 111 Minna Gallery in SOMA at 5:30pm.
Axiom is a recognized leader in the business of law and the world’s fast growing provider of tech-enabled legal services. As the largest hirer or legal talent globally, we serve half the Fortune 100 and FTSE 250 through 18 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. If you’re interested in learning more about opportunities with Axiom, be sure to speak with one of our representatives at the event or click here.
 The event is free, however, pre-registration is required. We hope you’ll join us for cocktails and conversation around the art of moving in-house!


                   Sarah Dods – Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Salesforce
Current Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Salesforce, Sarah Dods, started her career as an associate at Perkins Coie LLP after graduating from University of Washington School of Law. After over 4 years of working at the firm, Sarah transitioned to an in-house career working as a corporate attorney at SafeCo Insurance and Senior Corporate Counsel of Amazon before taking on her leadership roles at Salesforce in 2014.

                           Marisa Brutoco – Lab 126 Counsel at Amazon & Former Axiom Attorney
Marisa Brutoco is a graduate of Stanford Law School and began her career at Dechert LLP, where she spent one year, before joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as an associate in the Technology Transactions group. After spending over three years at Wilson, Marisa made the move in-house.  She started as iTunes Corporate Counsel and has also been in-house with YouTube, GoPro, and Google.  Before very recently joining Amazon as their Labs126 Counsel, Marisa was also an attorney with Axiom.

                       Kevan Fornasero – Axiom Lawyer, Intel
Kevan Fornasero is an Axiom attorney currently engaged at Intel through the Emerging Lawyer Program. After graduating from UC Hastings College of Law, Kevan worked as a litigation associate at Perkins Coie LLP. After 4 years there, Kevan joined Axiom to gain in-house experience and transition to a more transactions focused practice in the technology industry.

                                  David Pierce – Axiom San Francisco General Manager
David Pierce joined Axiom 7 years ago with an extensive legal and business background. After graduating from USC School of Law, David worked as an associate at O’Melveny and Myers for over 5 years. He then moved on to become Corporate Counsel at EFI, and then General Counsel and General Manager of Lucasfilm’s audio technology spin-out, THX. Directly before joining Axiom, David was CEO of Regen, a venture-backed product design firm which built consumer electronics powered by light. In his role at Axiom, he oversees the company’s business operations in the western U.S.


  1. 111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA