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My passion is working on big, thorny problems that companies and their boards face. These problems sit at the intersection of business and law, and tackling them is what excites me the most. I take an interdisciplinary approach to see all of the nuances and connections between legal and business issues. I bring this lens when working with you to develop insightful, practical, and workable solutions to the problems that keep you up at night.
Douglas Park is a distinguished corporate and securities lawyer and business strategist who has been named to the Super Lawyers list for Business/Corporate in Northern California and the Rising Stars list in Corporate Governance. Holding both a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, he has applied business and legal insights to successfully help a broad array of clients with securities law, blockchain and crypto, financing transactions, startup company issues, corporate law, complex commercial transactions, corporate governance, strategy, and corporate policy.
Prior to founding Park & Dibadj, Doug held positions in-house and in law firms. He advised investment funds on compliance, corporate governance, investor relations, and general corporate matters. As Director of Legal Policy and Outreach at the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), he developed the legal basis for sustainability disclosure in SEC filings. Doug has experience with complex commercial litigation, including securities and financial fraud, business torts, and fiduciary duties. He began his legal career at Orrick working on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets transactions, and SEC reporting. Moreover, he has effectively served as a strategy consultant on issues of competitive dynamics, market positioning, organizational growth, and product development across many industries.
Doug has been an Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In Hong Kong, he taught Strategy and Organization, Entrepreneurship, and Organization Theory to undergraduates, MBA students, and executives from around the world. In addition, through the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program, Doug has taught Mergers & Acquisitions, Starting Startups, and Using the Law for Competitive Advantage to working professionals.
University of Michigan Law School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
PhD in Business, 1998
AB, magna cum laude with highest honors, Sociology, 1991
Doug has delivered continuing legal education programs on corporate and securities law topics to bar associations, and has presented on the same topics to executives, private equity fund portfolio companies, the SEC, CFA certificate holders, and accountants. He has lectured extensively on starting startups to entrepreneurs—including on business models, fundraising, and legal matters.
His writings have appeared in a variety of publications. Doug has also been quoted in a number of media outlets and publications.
Harvard Club of Silicon Valley
General Counsel and Treasurer (2015-present)
Member, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Asian Alumni Association (2016-present)
Federal: United States District Court of Northern California, United States District Court of Central California State: California
I am of greatest service when I advise clients on the questions that worry them the most. The problems that other advisors tend to shy away from are precisely those that I embrace. I relish these challenges and build client relationships on three pillars. First, technical excellence in both business law and business strategy. Second, the ability to communicate complex ideas in clear, understandable terms to a variety of audiences. And third, the desire to provide extraordinarily responsive client service, a bespoke offering to meet unique client needs.
Reza Dibadj is a practitioner and an academic who is highly skilled at analyzing and solving complex questions of business law and business strategy. After studying electrical engineering at Harvard College, Reza subsequently received his JD from Harvard Law School and MBA from Harvard Business School. Since then, he has written extensively regarding issues in corporate development and corporate malfeasance, including crowdfunding, shareholder rights, broker-dealer and investment manager regulation, the Dodd-Frank Act, and civil and criminal securities fraud. He regularly speaks at conferences and symposia on issues related to business law and strategy.
As a practitioner, Reza is an attorney and consultant who enjoys helping clients address difficult questions in challenging environments. Prior to the formation of Park & Dibadj, he was Of Counsel at Alto Litigation, a boutique litigation firm. Reza also has nearly a decade of experience as a strategy consultant at both the Boston Consulting Group and Mercer Management Consulting. He successfully advised a wide range of companies—from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups—across a variety of industries.
Reza is a Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and frequently serves as a Visiting Professor at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He teaches Securities Regulation, Business Associations (Corporations), Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business Transactions, and Antitrust. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
Harvard Law School
JD, magna cum laude, 1997
Harvard Business School
MBA, with distinction, 1997
SB, magna cum laude, Engineering Sciences with specialization in Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, 1991
Book: Rescuing Regulation (SUNY Press 2006, paperback edition released 2007).
Nearly 40 law review articles, book reviews and book chapters. Works have appearing in numerous law reviews, including Cardozo Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, University of Colorado Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Stanford Journal of International Law, Hofstra Law Review, Utah Law Review, South Carolina Law Review among others.
Op-eds in a variety of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Financial Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Baltimore Sun, San Jose Mercury News, and National Law Journal.
Over thirty invited law review symposia, conference presentations, and invited lectures across North America and Europe. Representative law review symposia at the University of California Berkeley, Ohio State University, University of California Hastings. Conference presentations include the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Yale School of Management, London School of Economics, King’s College London, International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), European Association of Law and Economics (EALE), and Canadian Law and Economics Association (CLEA).
Federal: United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
State: California, District of Columbia, New York, Massachusetts
Innovative and highly responsive approach
to maximize success in your transactional and litigation matters.
Over 45 years of industry experience.
We understand how to successfully execute legal and strategic frameworks.
We care about our clients.
We do everything in our power to make you successful. With our unique training and backgrounds in law and business, we understand the challenges and uncertainty of your business and help you navigate it.
Experience with both large enterprise organizations and startups. Industries include Consumer Goods, FinTech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, SaaS, Finance, Healthcare, E-Sports, IoT, to name a few...
We have successfully helped our clients raise money using exemptions from securities registration (e.g., Regulation D, S, and A+ offerings), angel and venture financings, implement vesting agreements and stock opition plans, obtain no action letters from the SEC, create investment funds, decide what to disclose in SEC filings, and lower the risk of committing securities law violations.Read More
We have helped companies with a wide range of business transactions, such as company formation, various types of contracts, corporate structure, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property agreements, and general corporate matters.Read More
We have advised boards of directors on corporate governance issues, such as making mandatory and discretionary disclosures, satisfying fiduciary duties, meeting compliance requirements, conducting internal investigations, understanding how to navigate technology trends, and developing corporate policy.Read More
We have successfully helped our clients respond to and reduce the severity of SEC investigations and enforcement actions, prosecute and defend against securities fraud lawsuits and complex commercial cases, and navigate simultaneous civil and criminal cases.Read More
We have helped companies ensure that it complies with privacy laws and cybersecurity requirements and plan for breaches and data disasters. We have advised on related issues, including identity verification and data storage and protection.Read More
We have helped individuals and companies file for bankruptcy under Chapters 7, 11, and 13. We have helped distressed companies develop a plan to try to survive and turn itself around, thus avoiding bankruptcy.Read More
Strategy is about how your organization creates and captures value. We work with you to craft a strategy and business model that helps you win now and in the future.
We apply design thinking, influence, and decision making techniques to help your organization create innovative products and services that reinforce your strategy.
We have several years of experience working closely with blockchain organizations. We put together successful strategies because we understand the challenges of the industry. From token economics to post-token sale growth, we provide cutting edge solutions to challenges in the market.
Distinguished corporate and securities lawyer named to the Super Lawyers list. Expertise in blockchain and crypto.
Practitioner and academic who is highly skilled at analyzing problems in business law and business strategy.
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