Oliver K. Breme is an executive legal consultant that advises international technology companies on how to strategically establish, manage, and improve their complex legal and compliance functions. Until recently, Oliver was the CFO and General Counsel of a leading e-commerce provider with offices in the US, Asia, and Europe. Prior to this, Oliver was a member of the Technology Transactions Group of Cooley in Palo Alto, specializing in technology and intellectual property transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and international legal issues. Oliver counseled clients on a wide variety of technology-related matters, including complex licensing deals, e-commerce, IT outsourcing, social networks, and privacy.
Oliver received his LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Technology Law Review. He got his initial legal education at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn (Germany), where he was also a member of the cyberlaw research center (Forschungsstelle für juristische Informatik und Automation). Oliver received a Ph.D from the Department of Law and Economics of the University of Bonn for his thesis on liability issues in connection with public key infrastructure (PKI) services and products.
Oliver K. Breme was a member of the founding- and executive team of Germany’s premier certification authority for digital signatures and encryption technology and significantly contributed to the evaluation and further development of the German digital signature laws and regulations and the transformation of the respective European legislation. He acted as a legal and technical expert for standardization committees on national and European levels and held numerous lectures and presentations on PKI, smartcard technologies, and cryptology.
Oliver is a member of the California and German bars, the ABA, the German-American Lawyers’ Association (GALA) and a director of GABA, the German American Business Association.