Jon Levitt has been Managing Member of Outside GC since co-founding the business in 2002.
Jon has served as general counsel to both public and private companies in the US and the UK, and has also been responsible for managing finance, HR, IT and administrative functions for his clients. This broad legal and business experience has enabled to Jon to offer his clients highly practical legal and business counsel. Jon's practice is focused primarily on venture-backed technology companies, especially those in the enterprise software space.
Before co-founding Outside GC, Jon was Vice President and General Counsel for Quadstone, a Scottish-based CRM analytics vendor. At Quadstone, Jon was responsible for all of the corporation's legal affairs in both the US and the UK, and also managed the corporation's US-based finance, HR, IT, facilities and administrative functions and employees. Before joining Quadstone, Jon was Vice President and General Counsel for Inso Corporation (later eBT International, NASDAQ:EBTI), an international enterprise software company. While at Inso, Jon handled multiple domestic and international business acquisitions and divestitures, oversaw the settlement of two class action shareholder lawsuits, managed a formal Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry, and developed a web-based contracts process that allowed the legal department to efficiently draft and negotiate over one hundred license agreements per quarter.
Bill Stone, co-founder of Outside GC a firm that provides an innovative approach to legal services for growing and mature businesses.
Bill has served both as outside general counsel for companies in a variety of industries, and as an executive business development professional. Bill's legal practice focused on international joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate counseling, primarily to technology companies.
Before co-founding Outside GC, Bill led an international business development team as VP Business Development for eBT International, Inc., a Nasdaq-traded enterprise software company. Prior to that, Bill served as Vice President Corporate Development and General Counsel for Verde Media, Inc., a venture capital-backed media company in San Francisco. Before joining Verde, Bill practiced law as a partner in the law firm Tonkon Torp LLP, where he co-founded the firm's technology practice group, and acted as general counsel to multiple technology, manufacturing, service and retail companies.
Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Bill served as a law clerk in the chambers of the Honorable Mark L. Wolf in the federal district court in Boston, Massachusetts.
Bill is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Tufts University and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he won the Williston Prize for contract negotiation and drafting.
Bill is a regular guest lecturer on venture capital transactions at Brown University and lectures on negotiation techniques at the University of Rhode Island. Bill serves on the Town Council of East Greenwich, RI, an elected position, and he serves on the board of directors of Rhode Island Public Radio, Rhode Island’s NPR station. Bill also serves on the board of the Bubs Foundation, a charitable organization Bill founded that provides music education opportunities to students in Boston-area public schools, and he serves on the Endowment Committee of Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich, RI. Finally, Bill is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
Bill grew up in Montclair, NJ, where he attended the Montclair Kimberley Academy. Bill is an avid tennis player, a singer in any shower and loves cooking, especially for his wife, Carolyn Mark, and his children, Ben and Teah.
Chief Business Officer
David Blackwood is Chief Business Officer of Outside GC, in charge of new client development on a firmwide basis. David has nearly 30 years of experience serving as general counsel to privately-held companies in a variety of industries,
Chief Talent Officer
Amy Katz serves as the Chief Talent Officer for Outside GC.
Prior to rejoining Outside GC in November 2021, Amy was a Managing Director and executive search consultant with leading global legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian is responsible for overseeing the financial direction and strategy of OGC. He brings over fifteen years of experience in banking, M&A, and Corporate Finance. Brian most recently served as the CFO of North Central University in downtown Minneapolis, overseeing finance, accounting, budgeting, debt, and liquidity for the organization.
Senior Director of Business Development
Rhonda Gibb-Shulman is Senior Director of Business Development for Outside GC and works closely with the firm’s leadership team to build, manage and execute market-driven strategies to bring the benefits of Outside GC to new and existing clients.
Vice President, Finance
A seasoned accounting and finance professional, prior to joining OGC Judy was Controller for 2 real estate companies located in Massachusetts. She graduated from the University of Hawai’i – Manoa with a BBA in Finance and Human Resource Management. A native of Boston, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, going to the beach and optimistically working on improving her golf game.
Vice President, Attorney Affairs
Michèle C. Linde is a Member of the Firm and serves as its Vice President, Attorney Affairs.
Michèle is a collaborative results-driven corporate global C-suite attorney with more than 30 years of in-house and private legal practice. She offers extensive experience within a diversified platform of life sciences spanning branded and generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, academia, cosmetics and the champagne industry.
Director of Talent and Culture
Sandra is Director of Talent & Culture for both Outside GC and Patent GC. Prior to joining the firm, Sandra was a Senior Paralegal in the Contested Litigation department for a national commercial law firm.
Director of Client Relations
Director of Firm Compliance and Ethics
Lakshmi Sarma Ramani is a Member of the Firm and serves as its Director of Compliance and Ethics.
Lakshmi joined the firm in 2017 and brings over 20 years of significant transactional experience as both a senior legal executive and private practitioner representing a wide range of for-profit and non-profit companies.
Business Operations Associate
Business Operations Associate
Lynn Kuzneski is part of the Business Operations team for Outside GC, handling marketing and communications projects on a part-time basis. Lynn joined the firm in 2014 after a hiatus in her professional life to raise her two children. Prior to that time, Lynn practiced corporate law with Edwards & Angell LLP (now Locke Lord LLP) for several years, followed by a position with Brown University’s Office of Gift Planning. Lynn graduated from Providence College, summa cum laude, with a B.S. in Political Science and earned a J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law. She is a frequent volunteer at her children's school, and also serves on the Board of Directors of Bruno United F.C. In addition to spending time with her family, Lynn enjoys travelling, gardening and reading a good book.
Business Operations Associate
Holli Ryter is part of the Business Operations team for both Outside GC and Patent GC. Prior to joining the firm, Holli was Firm Administrator and Billing Coordinator at Ryter & Company, a CPA and financial services firm. Previously, Holli held positions as Retirement Plan Administrator and Consultant at The New England Life Insurance Company and prior to that worked as a Benefits Specialist in the Actuarial, Benefits and Compensation Consulting Division at Coopers & Lybrand. Holli graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Business Administration. Holli lives in Sharon with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, Holli enjoys traveling with her family as well as being outdoors running, biking and walking her dog.