Jeffrey Nerdin joins XPRIZE with more than 12 years of experience as an attorney representing corporations, non-profit organizations, universities, and other institutions on a wide variety of matters including commercial contracts, regulatory compliance, intellectual property licensing, and corporate finance. His broad legal experience is valuable as XPRIZE seeks to analyze and maximize the many opportunities that frequently arise as we pursue our various prizes and campaigns.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Nerdin negotiated industry-sponsored research awards, non-disclosure agreements, and other business contracts on behalf of the Regents of the University of California during his four years with the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Sponsored Research. Prior to UCLA, he spent more than six years with top west-coast law firms before briefly striking out to pursue his own entrepreneurial ventures. While at UCLA, Mr. Nerdin negotiated numerous multi-million dollar research contracts with leading corporate partners in the aerospace, pharmaceutical, software, automotive and materials science industries.
Mr. Nerdin received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Lewis and Clark College and a Juris Doctor from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He is licensed to practice law in California and Oregon and is an active member of the State Bar of California.