Jay was the founding partner and initial leader of the firm's innovation initiative, DWT De Novo. As Chief Innovation Partner, his focus is on deploying people, processes, and technologies that help us do our work more efficiently and at less cost to clients, and in ways that create greater value for our clients. Having served as in-house counsel for many years, Jay understands the pressures faced by in-house legal teams. It’s with this understanding and his many years practicing as a business transactions lawyer in the technology field that Jay looks for creative solutions to clients’ business and legal challenges.
He has negotiated deals worth more than $5 billion in recent years, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and commercial agreements, with particular focus on telecommunications and technology transactions. Jay also acts as outside general counsel for businesses in Oregon. He served for more than five years as assistant general counsel for a publicly traded CLEC, where he had broad responsibility for commercial and operational matters.