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Evan Fitzmaurice

Assistant General Counsel - Legal Expert

Evan E. Fitzmaurice is an Assistant General Counsel – Legal Expert in the Office of General Counsel, where he focuses on special projects involving University of Texas System-wide initiatives, intellectual property commercialization, start-ups and licensing, all matters involving the Office of Innovation and The Horizon Fund, all matters involving UTIMCO, and business transactions of all types involving our campuses and institutions.

Specifically, Mr. Fitzmaurice negotiates angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings involving U.T. System portfolio companies, assists campuses and institutions with complex sponsored research arrangements involving public pharmaceutical companies and unique patent licensing, equity participation and conflict of interest issues, and structures, designs, negotiates and drafts commercial and business documents relating to unique and innovative corporate arrangements involving U.T. intellectual property, digital media, private investors and corporate partners.  These activities regularly involve handling employment matters, option plans, securities compliance, board governance matters, partnership and LLC agreements, commercial relationships and contracts, intellectual property counseling and licensing for U.T.-affiliated start-up companies.  Mr. Fitzmaurice also handles all matters involving United States National Laboratories.

Mr. Fitzmaurice received a B.A., with honors, from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993 and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1999.

Before joining the University of Texas System, Fitzmaurice practiced corporate and securities law in private practice in Austin, Texas.  Prior to that time, Fitzmaurice served as the Director of the Texas Film Commission, an agency in the Office of the Governor.  Prior to that appointment, Fitzmaurice practiced corporate and securities law in Los Angeles, California, with K&L Gates LLP and Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein, P.C., and in Dallas, Texas, with K&L Gates LLP and Locke Lord LLP.

Mr. Fitzmaurice was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1999 and the State Bar of California in 2006.