Yaacov P. Silberman

Founding Partner and COO

(415) 683-6876

Education

Yeshiva University

B.A. (English), summa cum laude, Yeshiva University; Alpha Psi Omega, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Pennsylvania

Law School, J.D., cum laude; Senior Editor, Journal of Labor and Employment Law

Other Experience

TheLaw.com (Assistant Director)

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (Clerkship for Judge A. Jay Cristol)

Bars & Courts

  • Admitted in Massachusetts
  • Admitted in California
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew

Professional Experience

Yaacov Silberman is a Founding Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel of Rimon, focusing on the internal operations and infrastructure of the firm, as well as legal compliance matters. Yaacov's innovations with Rimon have appeared in a wide array of publications, including The Economist, The American Lawyer, AmLaw's Law Technology News, Bloomberg, the California Daily Journal, the San Francisco Business Times, eLawyering and the National Post. He has been characterized as top innovator in the legal profession by the American Bar Association for his role in developing Rimon's alternative business model. Yaacov has presented on innovations in law firm management and technology at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, UC Berkeley Law School, and UC Hastings College of the Law.

Yaacov's practice currently focuses on private equity and leveraged buyouts, as well as securities representation of founders and executives of some of the most notable technology companies in the world, including Facebook, Dropbox, Twitter, SpaceX, Square, Jawbone, Zynga, Bloom Energy, Gilt Groupe and Solar City, among others.

Yaacov is a frequent volunteer for Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, a division of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, and serves as Co-Chair of the board of directors of Refugee Transitions. He is also a frequent speaker on the topic of cloud computing and Internet technologies in the legal industry.  

Prior to Rimon, Yaacov was an attorney with the private equity and debt finance practice group of Ropes & Gray, LLP. He also clerked for Judge A. Jay Cristol of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Before law school Yaacov was the Assistant Director of Web Content for TheLaw.com, one of the earliest legal resource websites on the Internet. 

Speaking Engagements

  • Needle in the Haystack: How to Control Costs and Uncover Profitability
    West Coast Law Firm Leadership Forum
    September 28, 2016
  • Ethics and Best Practices for Adoption of Cloud Storage
    LegalTech West Coast (ALM)
    July 13, 2015
  • Innovating from Within Law Firms: Technology Serving Law Firms in Delivering Value to Clients
    Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX)
    April 30, 2015
  • Principles of Technology Adoption
    University of California, Hastings
    February 23, 2015
  • Innovating the Law Firm Model
    Stanford Law School
    February 13, 2014
  • Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Big Law and the Rise of Alternatives
    Harvard Law School
    October 29, 2013
  • Effective Business Ethics
    University of California, Berkeley
    April 16, 2013
  • Managing Technology in Law Firms
    University of California, Hastings
    January 31, 2013
  • Technologies for eLawyering
    Legal Marketing Association
    October 11, 2012
  • Evaluating Vendors of Cloud Computing Services
    San Francisco Bar Association
    August 16, 2011
  • Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing for Lawyers
    Palo Alto Bar Association
    August 10, 2011
  • Strategies for Launching and Running a Small Law Firm
    Bar Association of San Francisco
    October 23, 2010
  • Small Business Legal Series
    Small Business Administration in San Francisco
    Spring and Summer, 2010
  • Paradigm Shifts in the Practice of Law
    JHTC, Silicon Valley
    Spring, 2010