Kenneth A. Sprang

JD, Case Western Reserve Law School (Order of the Coif)

MA, University of Michigan

BS, Ohio State University

Mr. Sprang is resident in Washington, DC. Mr. Sprang counsels clients in domestic and international corporate, business, transactional, and labor and employment matters. Recently, Mr. Sprang negotiated US and Thai acquisitions for an interactive advertising agency; restructured a social networking corporation with domestic and foreign shareholders; helped a DC hospital end years of bitter labor relations; and worked with our affiliated French counsel to address VAT issues for an Indian company operating in the European Union.

Mr. Sprang was a full-time law professor for several years, teaching labor and employment law and other courses, and is now an Adjunct Professor at the Columbus School of Law of Catholic University. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles on labor and employment law and alternative dispute resolution. He also served on the senior staff of the Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Sprang began his career at the international firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. He has served as in house staff counsel to Fortune 500 companies such as Merck & Co. Inc. (through its subsidiary Calgon), and worked as general counsel for several smaller companies, including Onit Digital, Inc. and the Psychiatric Institute of Washington.

Email:  ksprang@dcinternationalcounsel.com.

James C. Roberts III

JD, University of Chicago

MA, Stanford University

BS, University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Roberts is the Managing Partner of Global Capital Law Group and CEO of the strategic consulting firm, Global Capital Strategic Group. He heads the international, mergers & acquisitions and transactional practices and the industry practices concentrating on digital, media, mobile and advanced technologies. He is currently involved in opening the Milan office for Global Capital. Mr. Roberts speaks English and French.

Mr. Roberts counsels clients on mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, licensing, intellectual property and international markets. He recently negotiated some of the first “three-screen convergence” transactions for cross-platform deployment of digital content. He has also recently advised on mobile TV deals across international borders. He negotiated the terms for the acquisition of a European technology company and advised management in a management buyout in Europe of a medical technology division of a larger company. He also negotiated the first software licenses for Peanuts characters, as well as digital licenses for such other characters as The Flintstones.

Previously, Mr. Roberts was managing partner of Praxis LLP. Prior to Praxis, Mr. Roberts was CEO of The Atlantic Advisory Group, a strategic consulting firm. Mr. Roberts started his legal career with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and later worked with the international firm of White & Case, advising venture capital funds and companies on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to his legal career, he was a consultant for SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute), conducting strategic analysis on and in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

Mr. Roberts is a member of the International Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the Second Life Bar Association and several of their various sections and committees. He is admitted to practice in California. Mr. Roberts serves on the board of several non-profits. He is also a frequent speaker, most recently on “three-screen convergence” and mobile TV.

Email: jcrext@globalcaplaw.com.

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