William Luk - Senior Software Consultant

William Luk

Regional Director, Northern California

William Luk is a software expert and technical executive with more than 20 years of experience in computer and network security. William has developed or led product teams to develop enterprise class firewall, intrusion detection systems, database security, and data security / privacy solutions at Symantec and several startups.

William currently serves as a consultant in Quandary Peak’s Due Diligence team to support technology investments, mergers & acquisitions, and software related litigations. William is skilled in security analysis, software architecture, and code review and assessment.

Summary of Qualifications

Served as due diligence technical expert for private equity firm in technology investment and acquisition of private companies in Security, SaaS, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space.

Served as technical advisor and software expert for various startups with solutions in security and compliance & risk assessments.

Led product development teams at CA Technologies to deliver the market leading data modeling solution (Erwin), and application performance monitoring solutions for Fortune 100 companies.

Led product teams to deliver enterprise class intrusion detection / prevention, honeypot systems, and database security solutions at Symantec.

Led engineering team to develop tier-1 carrier class virtualized firewall solutions for MCI, AT&T, NTT, and Korea Telecom.

Developed application-level firewall solutions to support HTTP, FTP, Mail, and video conferencing.

Served as Chief Security Architect at Union Bank of California (subsidiary of Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi) to oversee the bank’s security parameters, wire / merchant transfer security. Advised Union Bank business units on security / vulnerabilities of new banking products.

Holds a M.S and B.S. in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Certifications include: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Private Equity technical due diligence for investments and acquisitions
  • Computer / Network Security

    Endpoint security, intrusion detection, intrusion signatures, zero-day attacks, database traffic anomalies, firewall, honeypot, URL / content filtering, penetration tests

  • Programming

    C / C++, Python, JavaScript, Java

  • Databases

    RDBMS, SQL, MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB, NoSQL

  • Operating Systems / Frameworks

    Linux, Mac OS, Windows, iOS, Android, Unix, RTOS, React-Native

  • Networking & Protocols


Litigation Experience

  • Polaris PowerLED Technologies, LLC. v. Samsung Electronics America
    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Texas, Marshal Division
    Case #: 2:22-CV-353-JRG
    Nature of Suit: Patent
    Counsel: Kramer Alberti Lim & Tonkovich LLP
  • Security First Innovations, LLC vs Google LLC
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Eastern District of Virginia Alexandria Division
    Case #: 2-23-cv-00097-EWH-RJK
    Nature of Suit: Patent
    Counsel: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Donna Wood, et al. v. Mike Bloomberg 2020, Inc.
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Southern District of New York
    Case #: 20-cv-02489-LTS-GWG
    Nature of Suit: Class Action, Political
    Counsel: Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Nantworks, LLC, and Nant Holdings IP, LLC v. Niantic, Inc.
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Northern District of California
    Case #: 3:20-cv-06262
    Nature of Suit: Patent
    Counsel: Sullivan Blackburn Pratt LLP
  • K+S Potash Canada General Partnership v.
    Veolia Water Technologies Inc.

    Jurisdiction: Court Of Queen’s Bench For Saskatchewan
    Case #: QB No. 817 (filed 2018)
    Nature of Suit: Breach of Contract
    Counsel: Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Technology: Plant Design Management Systems (PDMS), Clash Detection, Database synchronization
    Role: Software Architecture and Product Reviewer
  • Wildseed Mobile v. Google / YouTube
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Western District of Texas Waco Division
    Counsel: Kramer Day Alberti Lim Tonkovich & Belloli LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Taasera Licensing, LLC v. Trend Micro, Check Point Software, Palo Alto Networks
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division
    Counsel: Fabricant LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • GoTV Streaming LLC v. Netflix
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Central District of California Western Division
    Counsel: Alavi & Anaipakos, PLLC
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Sunstone v. F5
    Jurisdiction: US District Court Northern District of California Oakland Division Counsel: King & Spalding
    LLP Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Carrolls v. Neels
    Jurisdiction: Superior Court Maricopa County, Arizona
    Counsel: Guidant Law Firm, Tempe Arizona
    Nature of Suit: Misrepresentation & Non-disclosure
  • Broadband iTV v. Comcast, NBC Universal, Charter, Spectrum, Altice, Cablevision
    Jurisdiction: US International Trade Commission, Washington DC
    Counsel: Kramer Day Alberti Lim Tonkovich & Belloli LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Via Transportation v. RideCo Inc
    Jurisdiction: Western District of Texas
    Counsel: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Cryptocurrency Pre-Litigation Investigation
    Jurisdiction: Federal (DoJ)
    Counsel: Todd & Weld LLP
    Nature of Suit: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Smart-Contracts
  • ReactX v. Google
    Jurisdiction: Central District of Los Angeles
    Counsel: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
    Nature of Suit: Trade Secret
  • Express Mobile, Inc. v. Microsoft, Inc.
    Jurisdiction: US District Court for Western District of Texas
    Counsel: Feinberg Day Kramer Alberti Lim Tonkovich & Belloli LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent
  • Centripetal v. Palo Alto Networks
    Jurisdiction: Eastern District of Virginia
    Counsel: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    Nature of Suit: Patent

Technical Due Diligence

  • Doosan Bobcat North America
    Context: TDD of Agriculture Robotics
    Technology: AI/ML, Robotics, IoT
  • Genpact
    Context: M&A
    Technology: AI/ML, Predictive Analysis
  • Lionard PTE Ltd, Singapore
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Blockchain, Content
  • Tenex Capital Management
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: B2B2C, Employee Wellness
  • Setana Energy Group
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: On-line shopping
  • Schneider Electric
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: SaaS, Electric Vehicle
  • Schneider Electric
    Context: Startup Investment
    Technologies: SaaS, Energy
  • Schneider Electric
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Lead Generation, Energy
  • Tenex Capital Management
    Context: Startup M&A
    Technologies: Lead Generation, Solar

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