Our Team

Noam Cohen

Noam Cohen - Founding Partner

Noam Cohen’s practice focuses on companies in all stages of development. She has broad transactional experience advising emerging growth companies and more established technology companies in various areas. This includes formations and restructurings, equity and debt financings, strategic partnerships, and M&A.
She has also represented venture capital firms and leading investment banks in both private and public financings.

Prior to CGL, Noam worked in the Silicon Valley office of Goodwin Procter LLP.

Hannah Genton

Hannah Genton - Founding Partner

Hannah Genton is passionate about addressing the challenges of high-growth startups, mid to late-stage companies, and the investors that fund them. Her practice covers a broad range of corporate matters ranging from day-to-day legal governance issues to negotiating strategic transactions for companies in various stages of development. She has represented both companies and investors in venture capital financings, debt financings, and buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.

Prior to CGL, Hannah worked in the Silicon Valley office of Cooley LLP.

Jennifer Gumer

Jennifer Gumer - Partner

As a partner at CGL and our Regulatory and Compliance Practice Lead, Jennifer provides strategic counseling, practical advice, and expert advocacy to clients with production needs. She handles all interactions with federal, state, and local regulators who oversee product development, manufacturing, and marketing activities, including the FDA and Local Hemp Regulators.

Prior to joining CGL, Jennifer worked at the international law firm Gibson Dunn and Crutcher for more than six years. The focus of Jennifer’s practice at Gibson was FDA, healthcare, and life sciences matters.

Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards - Partner

Jessica Edwards is a partner at CGL. As Corporate Counsel, Jessica advises clients on various corporate and capital markets transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and asset acquisitions. From the bid process and initial due diligence to drafting and negotiating transaction documents and navigating regulatory approval when needed, Jessica’s experience covers all stages of the transaction process. In addition to her transactional practice, Jessica also assists clients with general corporate, securities and business matters, including entity selection, formation, fiduciary obligations, federal (’34 Act) and state securities reporting and compliance, joint ventures, partnership agreements and financing arrangements.

Prior to joining CGL, Jessica practiced at Bracewell LLP as a corporate and capital markets associate and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. While at Bracewell and Wilson, Jessica counseled clients of all sizes, from startups to seasoned issuers, primarily in the banking, financial services, energy, healthcare and technology industries.

Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark - Of Counsel

Jessica Clark is Of Counsel at CGL, where she specializes in advising technology-driven clients on privacy, data security, and intellectual property matters. She helps clients identify and manage privacy and security risk; comply with state, federal, and global data protection laws; and develop and implement internal privacy and security compliance programs (including programs tailored for the CCPA/CPRA, GDPR, and COPPA). She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating privacy and IP terms in commercial contracts; counseling clients on privacy and IP implications in M&A and financing transactions; and advising clients on business strategy, marketing, and vendor management including strategies to effectively secure and capitalize on valuable IP rights. Among other things, she works with clients to prepare and negotiate employment and consulting agreements, IP license agreements, product development agreements, and asset purchase agreements.

Prior to joining CGL, Jessica spent six years working at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where she led numerous investigations and negotiated settlements relating to consumer privacy, data security, and credit reporting. She obtained her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Christine Gaudet - Operations Director

As a part of the internal operations team, Christine supports the firm by overseeing a full range of business functions and working with the executive team to develop processes that can accommodate growth. Christine has worked in legal operations management since 2016 and is an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators on the national and state levels. With a background in management and training, she is passionate about guiding teams to success through collaboration and strategic planning.

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