EMILY CHAN is an associate with the San Francisco law firm of Adler & Colvin, a firm that specializes in the representation of nonprofit organizations and their donors. Emily advises nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations on corporate and tax matters, including nonprofit corporate governance, social enterprise, and other areas. Emily has presented on nonprofit and exempt organization legal issues for national and local groups including the American Bar Association and the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. She has also guest lectured for the Master of Nonprofit Administration degree program at the University of San Francisco. Emily currently serves as Newsletter Editor of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. She has authored and co-authored articles in publications including the American Bar Association Business Law Today, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Chronicle of Philanthropy, among others. Emily is also the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Young Attorney award from the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association for her contributions to the nonprofit sector and development of nonprofit law.
JESSE FINFROCK is an associate in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Group. Mr. Finfrock’s practice focuses on “impact” investing and social entrepreneurship. Mr. Finfrock counsels family offices, foundations, venture capital investors, charities, startups and emerging companies on structuring, early-stage and late-stage financings, and general transactional matters. He works with clients across a broad range of industries, including technology, healthcare, life sciences, education, media, social services and consumer products. He currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s San Francisco sustainability committee. Mr. Finfrock earned his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2005 and received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law in 2014, where he launched a student social venture group and ran a social enterprise he cofounded. Jesse is a member of Echoing Green’s Legal Advisory Group, Start Small Think Big’s Founding Partner Advisory Council, and the Impact Investing Legal Working Group, among others. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Finfrock was corporate counsel at a local law firm headquartered in San Francisco.