|Smith College, BS||1971|
|Political Science and Government|
Judy O’Brien is the EVP, General Counsel and Secretary at Obopay. She is involved in all corporate matters, including strategic partnerships, intellectual property and international expansion. She brings her love of start-ups, her years of experience, her deal-making skills and her network of relationships with venture and other financial firms to Obopay as it goes from successful launch to growth and expansion in the U.S. and globally.
In her 20 years as a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Judy was the business lawyer for many of Silicon Valleyâ€™s premier high tech companies, including Juniper Networks, KLA-Tencor, Sun Microsystems and LSI Logic. She worked with many start-ups from incorporation through venture capital financings, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and joint venture relationships in the U.S. and abroad. In 2001, Judy co-founded Incubic Venture Fund where she was a Managing Director until November 2006 when she joined Obopay.
Judy received a BA with honors from Smith College and her JD from UCLA School of Law where she was elected to Order of the Coif. In 2000, she was named a Top Deal Maker by the American Lawyers and, for five years, was included on the Forbes Midas List, a list of the leading members of the venture community.