Director (Legal Strategist), 2011 - present
I specialise in legal issues arising out of the social Web and digital media. I focus on the intersection between social media, social networks, content and the law. It is a rapidly growing legal field and one which I am particularly passionate about.
Attorney, 2005 - 2013
Jacobson Attorneys is a South African law firm focussed on the Web, open source technology and related technology and managing the legal risks that emerge from this dynamic ecosystem. Our people are lawyers and technologists who are passionate about the gear they carry, the platforms they use and excited about the legal challenges they face bringing it all together into a vibrant and effective bundle of tools. Some of these legal challenges include content licensing, managing privacy issues and generally managing risks associated with publishing and online communities.
General Counsel and Company Secretary, 2008 - 2008
In January 2008 I was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary for iCommons. iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united global commons front by collaborating with open education, access to knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world. As General Counsel and Company Secretary I advised the Executive Director and the Board on a range of legal, regulatory and policy issues.
Attorney, 2001 - 2005
Conduct general commercial litigation with focus on long terms insurance based litigation on behalf of large insurance companies. Render general legal advice to corporates. I was able to work relatively autonomously although, where required, I supported work being handled by directors of the firm.
Candidate Attorney, 1999 - 2001
I worked as a candidate attorney largely under David Hertz, a partner (and now director) in the litigation department. My role was primarily to support litigation work in the department and in the commercial department.