Today’s featured post (148) is authored by Bill Mooz, Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director of IFLP and a senior-level legal professional with remarkable breadth and depth of experience, including a clerkship on the DC Circuit, partner at Holland & Hart, senior in-house roles at Sun Microsystems and VMware, VP & GC at Catalyst, and a Senior Consultant with Elevate Services.

Drawing upon what he experienced firsthand during the dot com implosion of 2000-02 and the financial meltdown of 2007-09, Bill discusses the broad array of innovation destine to flow from coronavirus calamity.  For better or worse, the massive scope of these changes is a function of the hard economic times ahead. See Post 148.

As editor of Legal Evolution, I am thrilled to publish an extremely high-quality analysis from such a talented and experienced industry veteran.  Yet, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge how much Bill Mooz has impacted my research, career, and willingness to take risks in pursuit of a better future.  IFLP would not exist today but for Bill Mooz’s leadership in creating Colorado Law’s Tech Lawyer Accelerator (TLA).   See Post 018 (discussing TLA during summer of 2017); Post 078 (discussing how TLA evolved into IFLP).  Further, IFLP would have been snuffed out by the coronavirus but for Bill’s skillful leadership during this ongoing period of extreme disruption and financial hardship.  In our little volunteer army, Bill enabled us to work harder and more focused than I thought possible.

When it comes to character, kindness, intelligence, resourcefulness and optimism, Bill Mooz is one of the finest people I have ever met.  I am blessed to have him as a friend and colleague.