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  • Seasoned Pros Twenty years of successfully handling transactions with high-profile U.S. and international companies.
Kim Newby

Who is JurisN?
As the principal attorney at JurisN, Kim Newby advises corporate clients on a broad range of business transactions. As an authority on international and technology issues, Ms. Newby has written and spoken widely on intellectual property protection, telecommunications projects, and doing business in China.

A legal veteran
Ms. Newby has extensive experience in international business negotiations, having spent over ten years practicing in China and Hong Kong. During her time overseas, Ms. Newby assisted clients from the United States, Europe, and Asia with a variety of foreign direct investment projects, licensing agreements, e-commerce transactions, outsourcing, and trade contracts. Ms. Newby is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

As an attorney, Ms. Newby has worked for the international law firms Fulbright & Jaworski and Preston, Gates & Ellis, in China, Hong Kong, and Seattle. For three years she also headed the Boston-based technology group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Prior to her legal career, Ms. Newby worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce in China and Washington, D.C.

Training
Ms. Newby graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law, and is admitted to practice law in Maine and Massachusetts. She holds a Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and Asian studies from Connecticut College.

Clients
Due to confidentiality restrictions, names of clients are protected. However, references may be provided on request.

Ms. Newby has negotiated major business contracts between U.S. and international companies located throughout Asia and Europe. Her clients have included some of the world’s largest companies. Examples of Ms. Newby’s clientele and projects:
  • Represented a major provider of internet services, structuring its international business cooperation agreements, technology licenses, and application development agreements.
  • Represented a major international bank on its contracts pertaining to software and technology, check processing, international payments, and systems management.
  • Represented a leading provider of streaming internet services on its advertising and internet promotion agreements.
  • Represented a publicly-listed internet consortium, negotiating a multi-million dollar customer relationship management (“CRM”) software license. The services handled by the software included call center management, database management, quotation processing, and sales forecasting.
  • Acted as outside counsel to an Asian broadcast satellite corporation. This representation included multi-million dollar contract negotiations with HBO, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting, and Sony Pictures.
  • Represented a U.S. food service company, preparing a franchise agreement for operations in the Philippines.
  • Represented several U.S. joint venture investors establishing coal-fired power plants in China.
  • Represented multiple U.S. companies in diverse industries, structuring and negotiating million-dollar consulting agreements for software enhancement, customization, and implementation.
  • Represented multiple U.S. companies operating in Asia, advising on disputes arising from international sales, letters of credit, arbitration, and negotiated settlements.
  • Represented multiple U.S. companies establishing operations overseas, advising on intellectual property and technology transfer issues.
  • Represented multiple U.S. and Asian communication service providers, advising on regulatory and licensing matters in Hong Kong, China, and other regions of Asia.
  • Represented multiple diverse industrial companies (such as paper processors, chemical producers, and medical device makers) structuring and negotiating international manufacturing and outsourcing agreements.
  • Represented multiple domestic and international start-ups, advising on issues of financing, acquisition, and corporate strategy.