Sarah Chambless is an attorney with Manatt Digital Media, a division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, in the Los Angeles office. Sarah’s practice focuses on technology companies, specifically in the areas of start-up company formation, early-stage finance, technology licensing and regulatory considerations, venture capital investment transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Sarah also helped conceive of and launch OLabs, an incubator joint venture with Originate, a software development company, and ICM Partners, a talent agency, and she currently advises the OLabs portfolio companies, as well as myriad other start-ups across Los Angeles.
Sarah is very active in the start-up community, having served as a panelist for "Lean Start-Up Machine" competitions in Los Angeles and periodically as a guest lecturer or speaker at UCLA Anderson School of Management, the UCLA Blackstone Launchpad Start-up Accelerator, UCLA Extension, Claremont McKenna College, Women Founders’ Network, Digital LA, the SoGal Startup Summit, and Sustainatopia. Sarah was selected as one of Variety’s “Hollywood New Leaders: Lawyers,” in 2013, and is a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015.
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