Partner John McIlvery Featured Speaker at Audit Committee Solutions Series Workshop

Partner John McIlvery was a featured speaker at Part 1 of the Audit Committee Solutions Series for Public Companies workshop on Wednesday, April 29, 2009.  The event was sponsored by Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP and SingerLewak.  Part 1 of the series was regarding “Statutory and Fiduciary Obligations & How to Establish a Solid Foundation.”  To view a PDF of the presentation, click here.

Part 2 of the Audit Committee Solutions Series will be held in August 2009, and will feature a presentation regarding “Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the Audit Committee.”  More details to come.


Kevin Debre to Speak at the 2009 Intellectual Property Institute

Partner Kevin Debre will be a panelist ath the USC Gould School of Law 2009 Intellectual Property Institute, discussing the topic “Licensing Practices: What Has the Court Done to Your Agreements?” The 2009 Intellectual Property Institute will be held on March 17 at The Beverly Hills Hotel.  Information about this program may be viewed at


SAM to Sponsor CalTech/Enterprise Forum January 10, 2009


This month at the Caltech/MIT Enterprise Forum you will hear from a panel of six experts what it takes to launch and grow a start-up company in this difficult economic environment.  Some of the most respected minds in the industry will share what has worked for them and what has not. Anyone running a company or thinking about starting one will want to hear what lessons these seasoned entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have learned. 



  • Andy Wilson, Managing Partner, Momentum Venture Management, LLC
  • Kevin DeBre, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP

 Details and Registration at: or call 626-818-5092


Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Assists Evolution Robotics in Raising $13.8M

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP assisted client Evolution Robotics in raising $13.88 million in a second round of venture funding led by CMEA Ventures. Other entities participating in the second round were Vodafone Ventures; Pasadena tech incubator Idealab, which provided initial funding for the company in 2002; and hedge fund Quercus Trust of Newport, Calif. Evolution Robotics will use the money to continue developing its technology.

The Deal online publication has published an article featuring Evolution Robotics’ fundraising efforts. To view this publication, click here.  To view the press release regarding this deal, click here.



Kevin DeBre to be Guest Speaker at the 2008 IP and the Internet Conference

Partner Kevin DeBre will be a guest speaker at the 2008 IP and the Internet Conference to be held December 8, 2008 in Santa Monica, CA.  The presenation is entitled, “Yes, but…” – Experts Debate Terms of Use, End User License Agreements, and Other Terms and Conditions.”  Kevin, along with another IP licensing expert, will be debating leading-edge issues and questioning customary assumptions about what electronic agreements should say and whether they are even needed at all.  To view further information and register for the event click here.