Kaiser Wahab's Blog
Kaiser Wahab is a corporate / business lawyer that recognizes his value proposition is dependent not only being able to advise, but to innovate.
Experience: Mr. Wahab has represented Fortune 500 to startup clients on the range of corporate transactional issues confronting businesses competing in technology, media, brand, and intellectual property driven environments. Beginning his career with Pryor Cashman, Sherman & Flynn LLP, he later joined Day Pitney LLP, where he handled licensing, trademark/copyright, and contractual issues for companies like Microsoft and UTC. In addition, he clerked at the US Court of International Trade and dealt with multibillion dollar anti-dumping claims involving importation of technology related goods.
Practice: Mr. Wahab counsels clients on negotiating/drafting technology, content, media agreements, in connection with outsourcing, licensing, contracting, e-commerce, social media, advertising, user relationships and other scenarios. He negotiates cloud computing and other technology services arrangements on behalf of enterprise customers, and advises clients on privacy and data security. He also advises on corporate structuring, including partnership agreements, equity incentive plans, and investor agreements. Finally, he structures venture capital and investor rounds into early stage technology ventures, brand ventures, and film and media ventures.
Academia: Mr. Wahab believes that being firmly committed to academia is critical to providing better client service and expanding his knowledge base. He teaches continuing legal education seminars to other practitioners, including those featured through Lawline.com and New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA). At NYCLA he was the chair of the Corporate Law Committee and is dedicated to providing access to other knowledgeable practitioners in the realm of corporate governance, litigation, technology via monthly seminars. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at NYU in the areas of media venture capital and media contracts.
Publishing/Speaking: Mr. Wahab also believes that legal publishing is key to rendering informed counsel to his clients. He is published regularly in the New York Enterprise Reporton the topics of data privacy, business securities, and other topics. He has been published in Mashable and the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. In addition, he has spoken at Wikimania at the Harvard Law School, South by Southwest, Columbia University, Widener Law School, the School of Visual Arts, New York Law School, and other venues on law, policy, technology, and other topics that he has written on.
Community: Mr. Wahab’s service commitment extends to the community as well. He served on the Board of the Cornell Asian Alumni Association where he worked to leverage Cornell’s infrastructure for community events (including a 300 person annual banquet to fund student scholarships), and events geared towards entrepreneurial learning. He also sits on the advisory board for Heart Gallery NYC, a non profit devoted to placing foster children with families. Finally, Mr. Wahab provides pro bono legal services to high profile online and social media driven ventures as a participant in Harvard Berkman Center’s Online Media Legal Network.