Sergio Garcia serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed medical technology company. Sergio has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Northern California for several years, and is a leader in the legal and business community in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In his executive role at ZELTIQ, Sergio advises on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including strategic transactions, intellectual property matters, international compliance, SEC regulation, employment matters and litigation. Sergio also regularly counsels the board of directors on corporate governance matters.
Sergio has extensive experience advising technology companies. Prior to joining ZELTIQ, Sergio was a partner at global technology law firms, Reed Smith LLP and Fenwick & West LLP, where he advised clients on corporate, transactional, and regulatory compliance matters. He also served as outside general counsel to early-stage companies on intellectual property matters, strategic alliances, licensing and collaboration agreements.
Throughout his legal career, Sergio has assumed leadership and policy role positions in the legal profession and in the business community. He has served on several bar and nonprofit boards, including the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Opportunity Fund, a Silicon Valley-based community development financial institution.
Sergio also previously served as General Counsel of a public biotechnology company, where he was responsible for overseeing all legal matters, including SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance and strategic transactions.
Sergio has taught law as a Fulbright Professor of Law, and has written and presented on intellectual property law, international trade and policy, antitrust law and technology issues.
Sergio earned a JD from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelors of Arts degree with distinction from Stanford University.