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Derrick O. Boston, J.D.

Partner at Guth | Christopher LLP

BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University

JD, Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review

Mr. Boston is a partner at Guth | Christopher LLP. His legal practice focuses on counseling start-up, emerging growth and middle-market companies in corporate, securities and general business matters. Mr. Boston is also an entrepreneur, who has co-founded, managed, advised or served on the board of directors of several start-up and growth companies. Recently, in 2006, he co-founded and serves as interim CEO of a nanotechnology company. Prior to joining Guth | Christopher, Mr. Boston was the Senior Vice President of the California NanoSystems Institute, a $350M state initiative. Mr. Boston was responsible for building alliances with industry and the venture capital community to identify and realize commercially viable applications of nanotechnology. Mr. Boston continues to work with and advise companies and research organizations seeking to commercialize nanotechnology and other high technology applications. He serves as a Reviewer on the Technology Applications Review Panel of the National Technology Transfer Center, which is sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency of the Department of Defense. He also teaches a graduate course at UCLA on “The Business of Science,” which covers the business aspects of starting and financing a high tech company.

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