Entrepreneurs routinely encounter complex legal issues forming, financing, running, and selling a company. Come hear entrepreneurs, investors, acquirors, and attorneys experienced with working with all of them, discuss strategies for avoiding common legal issues and preparing your company for financing and sale.


  • Yulun Wang, Chairman, Founder, & Chief Innovation Officer, InTouch Health, Inc.
  • Tak Cheung, Venture Partner, Merieux Development Venture Fund
  • Ed Shaughnessy, Chief Financial Officer of LogicMonitor

This program will be moderated by Stephen E. White and Joshua D. Geffon of Stradling.


Yulun Wang, Chairman, Founder, & Chief Innovation Officer, InTouch Health, Inc.

Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health in 2002, and served as Chairman & CEO until 2016.  InTouch Health is a pioneering and market leading telehealth company that enables patients to receive clinical care from specialists at a distance.  InTouch has received numerous awards including Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award and Inc Magazine’s Inc 500 award as one of the fastest growing companies in America.  Previous to InTouch, Dr. Wang founded Computer Motion in 1990, the company which pioneered surgical robotics. He was the principal architect and inventor of the voice-controlled robotic arm called AESOP, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot, as well as the ZEUS robotic surgical system, which performed the world’s first transatlantic surgery.  Computer Motion IPO’d in 1997 and merged with Intuitive Surgical in 2003 for one third of the resulting company.  Dr. Wang is author to more than 50 technical publications and inventor on over 100 patents.   He has received multiple awards including UCSB’s Entrepreneur of the Year award as well as an Ernest & Young Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year.   Dr. Wang served on the board of directors of Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. from 2008 to 2015, and served on the board of the American Telemedicine Association from 2010 to 2016, including as President from 2014 to 2015.    Dr. Wang serves on the board of directors of Novaerus, a venture funded company that uses high plasma energy to clear air, since 2015.  He has also served for many years on the Advisory boards of both the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Mechanical Engineering Departments of the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Dr. Wang was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011, and served on the NAE Peer Committee from 2012 through 2015.   In 2017 he was appointed as a Council Member on the California Council on Science and Technology.  In 2017 he was selected to receive the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology.   Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1988.   He is a frequent speaker at noteworthy events and conferences, and has been interviewed on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and others.

Tak Cheung, Venture Partner, Merieux Development Venture Fund

Tak Cheung, MD, MBA is a Venture Partner at the Merieux Development Venture Fund. He previously served as Founder and President of Lexington Medical, a medical device startup focused on the general surgery market, as well as Vice President, Business Development, Global Surgical at Bausch & Lomb, where he was responsible for all transactional efforts for B&L’s global ophthalmic surgical division, as Director, Business Development, Heart Valve Therapy at Edwards Lifesciences and as Manager, Corporate Development at Abbott Medical Optics. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MD from University of California, Irvine and a BS, Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Ed Shaughnessy, Chief Financial Officer of LogicMonitor

Ed is the Chief Financial Officer at LogicMonitor where he drives the company’s strategic corporate financial and legal strategies. He leads LogicMonitor’s world-class finance team to propel the company’s scalable long-term financial model as the leader in our industry. Prior to LogicMonitor, Ed worked in the Finance department at Intel where he supported the Xeon server group and Intel Capital focusing on M&A of the Software group. Ed holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado.



Stephen E. White is a transactional attorney in Stradling’s corporate and securities law and real estate practice groups. In his corporate practice, Stephen focuses on equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing arrangements, securities, commercial contracts, and data privacy and security matters. Prior to practicing law, Stephen was a software developer and architect for several venture and angel-backed startups based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts. He also founded his own company. Stephen was graduated from Columbia College. He later studied English Literature at Trinity College, Oxford and received his JD from Cornell Law School.

Joshua Geffon is a shareholder at Stradling and a strategic partner to entrepreneurs, executives and in-house legal teams, collaborating with innovative companies throughout their life-cycles, from nascent-stage startups to billion-dollar public corporations. He regularly advises emerging growth companies, conducts mergers and acquisitions for middle-market and public corporations, and provides counsel and advice to boards of directors and senior management on corporate governance, intellectual property and technology transactions. His experience includes a significant number of sales transactions.


Event Registration:

When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103


  • Student $15.00
  • Regular (Online pre-registration only) $30.00
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  • 5:00 – 6:00 Networking Hour, Check-in & Registration for Walk-ins
  • 6:00 – 7:30 Presentation/Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:00 Q&A

Registration includes appetizers and refreshments.

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