OLY FILATOVA

Phone: +1.310.372.5770

Email: oly@grayverlaw.com

Oly Filatova represents early stage and mature technology companies and focuses her practice on commercial transactions with a strong background in cross-border mergers & acquisitions, venture capital financings, technology transactions, and more. Oly supports clients through high profile transactions in various industries, including blockchain, real estate development, ride-sharing, co-ownership and development of intellectual property, software and telecommunication.  Oly regularly advises clients on required authorizations and licenses, incorporation of local entities, trademarks, advice regarding employment of local human resources, implementation of projects, and when necessary – related corporate, trade secret and intellectual property litigation.

Oly is skilled in helping clients develop a strategy for optimum results and has extensive experience working as a team with in-house legal counsel of international companies, investment groups, and start-up companies. Oly has excellent communications and presentation skills and extensive experience advising CEOs and Boards of Directors.

Oly grew up in San Francisco, and was a captain of the Speech and Debate Team at the George Washington High School in San Francisco, winning multiple awards in National High School Debate Competitions. Oly received a full scholarship to the University of San Francisco and graduated in three years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with High Honors.  Oly was then awarded a merit scholarship and an Honors stipend to attend the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from the Honors Lawyering Program in 2005.

During her study abroad in 2004 Oly completed courses in International Law at the Moscow State University and interned at the Research Institute of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation at the Intellectual Property Department.

Prior to joining Grayver Law Group, P.C. as of counsel, Oly worked for at the San Francisco offices of two of eminent international law firms, Morrison & Foerster LLP and Reed Smith LLP, focusing her practice on mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation.   Oly has experience with complex financial instruments and in-depth knowledge on the issues of fiduciary duties and obligations of financial managers, fund managers and director liability.  In 2011-2013 Oly worked at Berman DeValerio Pease & Tobacco LLP and represented the largest pension funds in the US, including CALPERS, Minnesota and Michigan state pension funds in mortgage securities litigation against issuer banking institutions Bear Stearns, JP Morgan Chase and affiliated Hedge Funds to reach a historic 290-million-dollar settlement for clients.

Oly enjoys serving an international clientele and specializes in transactions involving parties from the European Union, Luxemburg, Cyprus, Israel, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.  Oly is a member of the Business Law Section of the California Bar and a Member of the Bar since 2006.  Oly is fluent in Russian.