Gregory L. Wilkinson, Esq., In-House Counsel at ACT 1 Group, Inc.
Greg Wilkinson serves as In-House Counsel to the ACT 1 Group, Inc., which is the largest minority/woman-owned provider of contingent labor in North America. He is also a licensed Solicitor in the United Kingdom and handles the bulk of the ACT 1 Group’s legal needs in the U.K. and abroad.
Gregory is responsible for managing a large amount of complex transactional work. In this role, he reviews proposed service contacts between the ACT 1 Group and its customers to ensure that the ACT 1 Group obtains the most favorable terms possible while not stifling the flow of business. He is often required to negotiate directly with senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies and their attorneys. A single contract could result in tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars per year in sales.
Gregory’s experience with intellectual property (“IP”) law also supports the efforts of the organization as a major source of income comes from customers’ use of the ACT 1 Group’s proprietary software. Therefore, significant time is spent handling software licensing agreements and underlying rights.
As In-House Counsel, Gregory also oversees the litigation of a number of larger ACT 1 Group bankruptcy creditor claims. In this role, Gregory is required to manage the creditor claim from the initial filing through the final judgment. During this process, he often maintains contact with the debtor, other creditors, and their attorneys to work toward the largest possible payment of the claim.
Gregory has dealt with several of the ACT 1 Group’s corporate governance issues, with significant involvement in the creation of new start-up ventures (both foreign and domestic). This includes the creation of the corporate entity, start-up operations, and follow-up on issues. Further, he advises on ownership agreements and corporate structuring.