William E. Cosden

General Counsel, EM Capital Management

Bill is General Counsel of EM Capital Management, LLC. He has broad legal experience in a number of industries, including Financial Services, Technology, Communications and Energy. Prior to EM Capital Management, LLC, Bill was General Counsel of Silver Oak Partners, LLC, and also served as Vice President & General Counsel of Active Technologies, Inc. Before that he was the Director of Legal Affairs for Beyond.com, and Corporate Counsel for the Pacific, Gas & Electric Co.(“PG&E”).

Prior to PG&E, Bill was a Sr. Deputy District Attorney with the Alameda County (CA) District Attorney’s Office. Responsibilities there included civil and criminal white-collar crime, environmental enforcement, and prosecution of unlawful business practices under B&P Code §17200.

Bill is a past President of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (“ACC”) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and a past Chair of ACC’s National Environmental Law Committee. He is a frequent speaker, including ACC National Meetings and the National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”). Also, he is a co-founder of the Stanford Ecommerce Best Practices Conference, now in its 14th year.

Bill received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco, School of Law, and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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