Corporate Partner Adam Ettinger Joins Sheppard Mullin Century City

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:10

Adam T. Ettinger has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group, based in the Century City office. Ettinger joins from Strategic Counsel Corp. where he was managing partner.

Ettinger’s practice focuses on venture financing, technology development, channel relationships, licensing, privacy, online advertising and eCommerce. He has represented networking technology, digital currencies, social gaming, Internet advertising, and mobile apps clients, including BitGo, DeviceScape, Lucrative Gaming (fgl), Magma Design, Network Solutions Inc. (NSI), Orchestria (acquired by CA), S3 (acquired by HTC), Self Aware Games (acquired by Big Fish), Social Concepts and Undertone Networks. Ettinger has represented investors in investments as diverse as Hootsuite, Houzz, Lucrative Gaming (fgl), The Social+Capital Partnership and SpaceX. Previous clients also included AMD and Intel.

In addition to private practice, Ettinger headed the legal team at SmartAge, a start-up that raised $47 million from Accel Partners, Softbank Capital, Ron Conway, Roger McNamee, Michael Dell and Vint Cerf. Before law school, while with the Center for International and Strategic Affairs (CISA), he designed and coded the first system to track nuclear proliferation using non-classified information. He also developed and integrated complex computer systems as a systems engineer with AT&T.  

Last month, Sheppard Mullin added partner Andy Felner in New York to the Corporate practice group. Felner joined Sheppard Mullin from FDX Capital LLC/FDX Offshore LLC, where he was co-founder and managing partner of the financial advisory firm and affiliated merchant bank, and where he will remain as a board member.