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“What I Learned at ATI” Gregory Baden

Now for the next profile in our new series Intern Experiences: “What I learned at ATI”

gregbadenGreg Baden came to ATI in the spring of 2010 as a third-year law student.  Greg worked with a number of ATI member companies before moving on in the summer of 2010.  After leaving ATI, Greg embarked upon what is sure to be an incredibly successful legal career.  In August 2010 he will be clerking for U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary.  After working for Judge Zouhary, Greg will clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Edith Brown Clement before joining the New York law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in the fall of 2012.  Greg writes that:

As one of the first two law school interns this spring, here were my basic experiences:

I was involved with a small amount of due diligence for a prospective ATI member company.  I looked at standard diligence issues of market size and helped the company refine its pitch.  I also got to interact with a some of the prospective and member companies (most notably Savara) on the legal and business considerations involved with applying for Texas Emerging Technology Funds (ETF) in both the pre-seed and traditional ‘D-Deal’ transactions.

In addition, I also developed a first release of a practice guide to applying for and receiving an ETF award.  In putting the practice guide together, I got to speak with a variety of ATI companies and various people involved in the creation and administration of the ETF program.  It was a great learning experience for me and the diversity of experience interacting with many technology companies will give me an edge in my future legal career.