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Fenwick Client Dropbox and its General Counsel, Ramsey Homsany, Featured

June 07, 2012

Fenwick & West is pleased to share this recent profile of Ramsey Homsany, general counsel of firm client Dropbox, an online storage network that allows users to share and access photos, videos, documents and music from any device. Mr. Homsany is featured in The Re​corder in a profile about his legal career, role at Dropbox and personal life.

Though he was not looking to leave his role as associate general counsel at Google Inc., Mr. Homsany was encouraged by a venture capital firm to meet with Dropbox in the summer of 2011. "I was just blown away when I came to talk to these guys," Homsany said. "In this extremely crowded space, the team has built something that is making people's lives so much simpler. How their vision aligned with mine was just really exciting to me."

Since obtaining the role of general counsel at Dropbox, Mr. Homsany spends much of his time building a legal department that can function and adapt to what the future of the company and industry may hold. One of the first projects he tackled was to rewrite the company’s privacy policy into plain English in order to help avoid future privacy problems and make the policies clear to its users.

Mr. Homsany currently leads a team of two other attorneys, and he expects the team to grow in the coming months. For outside corporate counsel, Dropbox primarily uses Ted Wang, partner in the Corporate Group of Fenwick & West and Intellectual Property partner Robert Sachs for patent prosecution and counseling.

In addition to Ted Wang and Robert Sachs, the Fenwick attorneys who advise Dropbox include corporate attorneys Dawn Belt, Jie Zhou, Morgan Sawchuk and Derek Huoth; mergers & acquisitions attorney Greg Roussel; licensing attorney Jennifer Stanley; patent attorneys Robin Reasoner and Dan Brownstone; employment attorney Saundra Riley; and trademark attorney Stephen Garcia.