Victor Shum is a corporate partner at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, LLP, a 140 attorney full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles , San Francisco , and Orange County California. Mr. Shum's practice concentrates on counseling emerging growth high-technology companies with venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border issues, and other strategic business transactions, including real estate transactions and intellectual property and technology licensing matters. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shum was an engineer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he conducted research in high temperature superconductors and at the Mobil Oil Corporation in Los Angeles , California . In 1995, he served as a petrochemical services consultant in Beijing , China . Mr. Shum holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of California , Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of California , Hastings College of the Law.