Neil works with Omidyar Network’s investment team on structuring investments, conducting due diligence, and reviewing legal documents. He provides general corporate counsel on legal issues including governance and investment compliance, contract negotiation, and maintenance of the firm’s subsidiaries and related entities.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2017, Neil was a corporate counsel at 500 Startups, where he worked on global ecosystem development and oversaw all of the global venture firm’s investments. Before 500 Startups, Neil was a venture capital and start-up attorney at Fenwick & West LLP, where he advised technology companies and venture capital funds on venture capital financings, general corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Neil began his career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he advised private equity funds, hedge funds, and public companies on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. He also provided legal support to the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund on a pro bono basis.
Neil earned a JD from the New York University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Georgetown University, where he graduated magna cum laude.