Joseph P. Garay
Esq., Vice President – Legal & Admin.
As the company's chief legal officer, Mr. Garay provides legal guidance in all aspects of the company's business, from general business matters, through contracting and intellectual property protection worldwide. In his Administrative capacity, Mr. Garay, is responsible for and manages all administrative matter, such as human resources, employee benefits, risk management (insurance), facilities management and planning.
Mr. Garay brings to the company a wealth of legal and business experience. He practiced law in large Philadelphia law firms for fourteen years, specializing in business law, including, contract, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, securities and finance. He left private practice to become the General Counsel, Head of Administration and a member of the Chairman's Executive Staff of Fischer & Porter Company, a multi-national, public, stock exchange traded manufacturing company. After Fischer & Porter Company was sold to a competitor, Mr. Garay became the CEO of a small manufacturing business he part owned, which he managed over twelve years to great profitability and then sold successfully and profitably. Mr. Garay has been an advisor to the company since the company's inception.
Mr. Garay holds a B.S. degree from Saint Joseph's University (Philadelphia) and earned a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the New England School of Law. He is a member of the bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of PA; U.S. Court of Appeals for Third Circuit; U.S. Claims Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He has been a speaker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Enterprise Forum; U.S. Commerce Department /Licensing Executives Society; Budapest University of Economics; and St. Joseph's University on various subjects, including Strategic Technology Licensing, Commercialization of Technology, and Corporate Law.