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Jamal Modir



201 Spear St. Ste. 1100

San Francisco, CA 94105

c. 408.483.8682

p. 415.503.9164

f. 415.230.5310

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Jamal Modir is an associate at EcoTech Law Group, P.C., with experience in the intellectual property and corporate practice areas. Jamal’s area of expertise is renewable energy, particularly with respect to large-scale business and project development. Jamal also supports research and review of patent applications, IP litigation efforts, and product development in the energy efficiency market. Finally, Jamal blogs about new breakthroughs in the intellectual property legal world, key cases at EcoTech Law Group, and conferences and meetings relevant to our practice.

Jamal joined EcoTech Law Group in 2009 as an associate intern. After working at Latham & Watkins LLP in Dubai, UAE, Jamal rejoined EcoTech Law Group as an associate attorney in 2011. At Latham & Watkins, Jamal worked in the corporate law department, focusing on structured finance, corporate governance, intellectual property, and e-commerce litigation. There, he interacted directly with large corporate and government clients, focusing on business matters at a high level. He primarily assisted with IPOs, M&A, and private equity fund development.

Prior to joining EcoTech Law Group, Jamal worked at Square 1 Bank, a venture capital lending institution focused on emerging technologies in the high-tech industry. There, Jamal assisted the company in loan agreement negotiations, reviewed contracts, and drafted modifications to clauses with emerging companies. Jamal also worked in Akeena Solar, Inc.’s legal department, where he supported the company’s litigation and congressional lobbying efforts by preparing memoranda and whitepapers regarding the solar energy industry and renewable energy laws. Jamal has also served as a clinic fellow for the Santa Clara Broadband Regulatory Clinic and as a mediator for Santa Clara Superior Court.

During law school, Jamal received the CALI Excellence for the Future award (for top grade in the class) in Appellate Advocacy, International Commercial Dispute Resolution, and Sports Law. In his M.B.A. program, Jamal was awarded for his performance in advanced finance and was a finalist in a business plan competition. He also led a three-month strategic consulting project for the Pasatiempo golf course that is in the process of implementation. The J.D./M.B.A. program exposed Jamal to a number of different models regarding the necessities of business planning, corporate and IP law, as well as econometrics, statistics, and finance.

Jamal completed his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees at Santa Clara University on academic scholarship as an Emery Merit Scholar and graduated as a member of the Dean’s List. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, majoring in Economics and Public Policy. Following graduation, Jamal moved to Shanghai, China for a consulting project, where he assisted VC financing in the area for high-tech companies.

Jamal passed the February 2011 California Bar Examination, and is pending admission to the State Bar of California after his swearing-in ceremony.


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2010

  • Emery Merit Scholar
  • Dean’s List
  • Law Alumni Board Scholar
  • Three-time winner of CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Appellate Advocacy, International Commercial Dispute Resolution, and Sports Law
  • Summer Law Study Abroad:
    • Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey), June 2010: Comparative Middle Eastern Law
    • Tokyo, Japan, June 2008: International Protection of Intellectual Property, International Trade, and Japanese Legal System

M.B.A., Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, 2010

  • Top Performer Award: Investments (Finance)
  • Finalist: Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Business Plan Competition 2010
  • Merit Scholar 2010
  • Nominated MIT Professor for “Tech Award” 2010 for Catalytic Electrolysis

B.A., Duke University, 2006 (Economics and Public Policy Studies)

  • Certificate in Markets and Management Studies
  • Dean's List with Distinction