Pierre received his B.A. from Dornsife College at the University of Southern California, where he majored in Economics and received a minor in Finance from the Marshall School of Business. He received his M.B.A. with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from the Urschel School of Business at Valparaiso University along with a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, where he was a Heritage Scholar (merit based),
Pierre began his legal career at Thomson Reuters where his role grew from research associate to leading a team of three attorneys. Due to his deep experience in both finance and technology prior to law school, Pierre was able to champion buy-in from various stakeholders with ease, thereby helping increase efficiency and shortening project timelines. Examples of client deals Pierre worked on include Adobe, Salesforce, Lithium Technologies, and Jive Software.
That same year, Pierre immediately went to work looking for opportunities to get involved in his community through pro bono work. This involved putting in over 100 hours during his first year with Bay Area Legal Aid in San Mateo County and ultimately earning recognition in the form of a certificate from the organization for his efforts..
Pierre left Thomson Reuters in 2013 to open his own law firm with a desire to help entrepreneurs and small companies. Zado Law has since grown to over 75 clients ranging from VR, Analytics, Mobile, Gaming, Advertising, Hardware, Social, and Software companies. Bringing a combined ten years of business and legal experience, he’s been able to help shepherd his clients through everything from corporation formation and compliance through IP strategy and portfolio development. One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a principal at his own firm has been the ability to work directly with the CEO/Founder and gaining access to the Leadership within the companies.
In 2015, Pierre became licensed in the District of California and began working with startups through Columbia University Business School in New York City. That same year, he was invited to speak on the panel at LegalTech 2015, sponsored by ALM along with various speaking engagements at accelerators and incubators in silicon valley such as Founder Institute, RocketSpace, HAX Accelerator, and Rocketspace to name a few. In addition, Pierre has gained substantial familiarity with intellectual property, M&A and venture capital through contract work performed at firms such as Gibson Dunn, Skadden, Fenwick & West, Wilson Sonsini and Keker Van Nest. Pierre has counseled clients ranging from Seed to Enterprise.