Neal is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell. Neal specializes in corporate law, providing advice on the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property, as well as general corporate matters. Neal also serves as general corporate counsel to start-up and mid-level private companies.
Prior to his career in corporate law, Neal served as a marketing manager for Signetics Corporation, and in marketing management, research and product planning for several other electronics companies, including Texas Instruments, Rockwell International and National Semiconductor.
Neal has also served as a consultant to the Government of the United Kingdom, Department of Industry, Information and Technology Division. His business experience includes working as a securities analyst with a Wall Street brokerage firm and as an operations analyst with Electronic Data Systems.
Neal has been practicing law since 1983 at leading Silicon Valley law firms, and has been a partner with Carr & Ferrell since 1999.
- J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
- M.S.E.E., Stanford University
- B.E.E., Georgia Institute of Technology
- State Bar of California
- State of California Supreme Court
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California