Yaacov P. Silberman

Founding Partner and COO

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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

Previous Experience

Ropes & Gray, LLP

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.

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

  • Nov. 1, 2018, Firm General Counsel Summit, Tech and Innovation
  • Sep. 28, 2016, West Coast Law Firm Leadership Forum, Needle in the Haystack: How to Control Costs and Uncover Profitability
  • July 13, 2015, LegalTech West Coast (ALM), Ethics and Best Practices for Adoption of Cloud Storage
  • Apr. 30, 2015, Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), Innovating from Within Law Firms: Technology Serving Law Firms in Delivering Value to Clients
  • Feb. 23, 2015, University of California, Hastings, Principles of Technology Adoption
  • Feb. 13, 2014, Stanford Law School, Innovating the Law Firm Model
  • Oct. 29, 2013, Harvard Law School, Convergence: Growing Dissatisfaction with Big Law and the Rise of Alternatives
  • Apr. 16, 2013, University of California, Berkeley, Effective Business Ethics
  • Jan. 31, 2013, University of California, Hastings, Managing Technology in Law Firms
  • Oct. 11, 2012, Legal Marketing Association, Technologies for eLawyering
  • Aug. 16, 2011, San Francisco Bar Association, Evaluating Vendors of Cloud Computing Services
  • Aug. 10, 2011, Palo Alto Bar Association, Legal Ethics of Cloud Computing for Lawyers
  • Oct. 23, 2010, Bar Association of San Francisco, Strategies for Launching and Running a Small Law Firm
  • Spring & Summer 2010, Small Business Administration in San Francisco, Small Business Legal Series
  • Spring 2010, JHTC, Silicon Valley, Paradigm Shifts in the Practice of Law