Edward Weiss - Attorney Profiles - BBS&G Attorneys
Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC
Attorneys
Edward  Weiss

PRACTICES

Computer, Software, High-Technology Law
Business, Commercial, Employment Law
Entrepreneurship
Real Estate, Commercial Leasing

EDUCATION

J.D. 1983; Cum Laude
Georgetown University Law Center 
Washington, D.C.

M.A. 1975; Wainer Fellowship
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

B.A., Economics (Minor: Religion), 1973; Cum Laude
Dickinson College
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

ADMISSIONS

  • District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit Court, 1987
Edward Weiss
Of Counsel
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 301-656-2707
Fax: 301-961-6525
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Mr. Weiss advises clients in a wide range of commercial and corporate matters. These matters tend to concentrate on the development, protection and commercial exploitation of computer and information technology and other intellectual property, but extend well beyond those bounds.

This includes the design and implementation of corporate structures and corporate governance programs, the design and implementation of strategic corporate initiatives, virtually all aspects of strategic corporate transactions (initial planning, due diligence, negotiation of the terms of the transaction, closing the transaction and then the integration of the acquired operations into the surviving corporation), government contracts and general business matters.

Mr. Weiss advises clients whose sizes range from large, publicly-traded corporations to newly formed and emerging businesses. Mr. Weiss routinely serves as “outside general counsel” to his smaller clients who have no in-house legal staff, providing these clients with legal and other guidance on a very broad range of challenges facing them.

For nearly two decades, he served variously as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Vice President for publicly-traded, information technology companies. As General Counsel for Group 1 Software (Nasdaq - GSOF) for nearly 15 years, he managed all of the legal affairs of the company and its numerous domestic and foreign subsidiaries. His responsibilities included routinely advising senior management and the board of directors; compliance with SEC and Nasdaq requirements; management of the company's portfolio of intellectual property rights (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents); the negotiation (directly or indirectly through supervision of staff attorneys) of all commercial contracts of the company and its subsidiaries; of management of the affairs of an aggressive corporate acquisition program and ultimately the acquisition of Group 1 Software by Pitney Bowes (NYSE - PBI).  Upon its acquisition of Group 1 Software, Mr. Weiss served as Special Consultant to the General Counsel of Pitney Bowes, facilitating the integration of Group 1 Software into its new parent company. Upon completion of that integration, Mr. Weiss assumed the position of Vice President and General Counsel for ViPS, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WebMD/Emdeon Corporation (Nasdaq - HLTH). In this position, his responsibilities included management of all of the legal affairs of the company and coordination with the parent company and other subsidiaries on matters that extended beyond the province of ViPS.   

Mr. Weiss has served as a member of the Senior Staff and Strategic Planning Committees of corporations. And he has served as a trustee for 401(k) Plans and Executive Deferred Compensation Plans for corporations. He has served as a member of numerous strategic advisory committees for his clients.

Mr. Weiss has assumed leadership positions in various Bar associations in the Washington metropolitan area. He has been a frequent lecturer, on such topics areas as intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, in continuing legal education programs conducted by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), the District of Columbia Bar, the Washington Metropolitan Corporation Counsel Association (WMACCA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and other organizations. His commitment to pro-bono activities has included serving as President, Financial Secretary, Member of Executive Committees and member of Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees of several prominent, non-profit community organizations in the Washington metropolitan area.

Mr. Weiss is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Dickinson College (BA, Cum Laude), the University of Illinois (MA, Wainer Fellow) and Georgetown University Law Center (JD, Cum Laude). Mr. Weiss served as Judicial Law to the Honorable Frank Q. Nebeker, District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • IT Forum of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association
  • Founder and Co-Chair
  • DC Bar Computer Law Division

Publications & Seminars

  • “Towards a More Robust Inside Counsel – Retained Counsel Relationship”, Ebooks, 2012  
  • “The View From Inside”, seminar presentation, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 2004 
  • “Hot Topics in IT: New Electronic Toys in the Workplace – Cell Phones in Cars and Cam-phones in the Workplace”, seminar presentation, Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), 2004 
  • “Considerations for the CFO of a Mid-sized Corporation”, seminar presentation, Northern Virginia Technology Council, 2004
  • “Select Issues under the new Sarbanes Oxley Act”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2004
  • “Rethinking Standard Forms to Reflect 21st Century Commercial Realities”, in Proceedings, Conference for Corporate Counsel, 2002
  • “eCommerce Update”, in Proceedings of the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) Annual Meeting, 2002
  • “Hot Topics in IT – Privacy and Clean Room Reverse Engineering”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2002
  • “EU/EC IT Issues”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2002
  • “Hot Topics in IT – Where IT Meets Employment Law”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2001
  • “Enforceability of Browse –Wrap and Clickwrap Agreements”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2001
  • “Personal Data and the EU Safe Habor”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2001
  • “Hot Topics in IT: Data Privacy, COPPA, GLB and E-Sign”, seminar presentation, WMACCA, 2000
  • “Intellectual Property Due Diligence”, in Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Deals and Drafting Agreements, The Practicing Law Institute (PLI), 2002
  • “Business Aspects of IP”, Proceedings – American Intellectual Property Law Association, 2001
  • “Intellectual Property Due Diligence”, in Intellectual Property Issues in Structuring Deals and Drafting Agreements, PLI, 2001
  • “UCITA – It’s Finally At Your Doorstep”, in Proceedings, ACCA Annual Meeting, 2000
  • “Employee Benefits and Leave Issues”, in Proceedings ACCA Annual Meeting, 1993
  • “The Struggle for Internal Union Democracy Within the United Mine Workers Union, 1969 - 1975”,  in The Journal of Eastern Pennsylvania Economists, 1975
  • "The Struggle for Internal Union Democracy Within the United Mine Workers Union," 1969 - 1975, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1975