Episode 02: Understanding The App Annie Case With Marc Zwillinger

Episode 02: Understanding The App Annie Case With Marc Zwillinger

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Episode 02: Understanding The App Annie Case With Marc Zwillinger

On episode two of Between The Lines, Greyline’s Darren Mooney is joined by Marc Zwillinger. Marc is the founder of Zwillgen, a law firm committed to those with data-driven and tech-related situations. The two discuss the App Annie case from September 2021, and tackle issues such as how it happened, who’s at fault, and what we need to do as an industry to help prevent a similar occurrence.


Key Takeaways:

01:18  App Annie case perspective and overview

02:56  Could the purchasers have identified this?

06:00  We were lied to. What now?

09:26  The baseline moving forward – DDQ

12:53  Other emerging alternative data

16:59  Evolution of diligence/future prediction

20:15  When to get involved


Marc Zwillinger: ZwillGen

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Darren Mooney

Partner and Co-Head of Business Development

Darren Mooney is a Partner and the Co-Head of Business Development at Greyline. Before joining Greyline, Darren served as deputy chief compliance officer of Partner Fund Management where he held primary responsibility for the compliance program of the second-largest hedge fund in the Bay Area. Prior to that, Darren spent five years providing compliance consulting services at Cordium and then ACA Compliance Group, where he led the company’s San Francisco office and west coast operations. In addition to providing ongoing consulting services to a variety of investment managers, including hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate, quantitative and other wealth managers, Darren also regularly guided clients through the SEC registration process, implemented tailored compliance programs, supported clients’ live SEC exams, and served as an SEC-mandated independent compliance consultant following an SEC enforcement action. Darren’s other experience includes serving as deputy chief compliance officer and associate counsel at F-Squared Investments where he directly supported the compliance program during the investigation and subsequent enforcement regarding historical advertising practices. Darren has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Delaware and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts bar.

Annie Kong

Partner and Head of Venture Capital
Annie Kong is a Partner and Head of the Venture Capital Division at Greyline. She provides ongoing compliance consulting to investment advisers and manages client relationships. Prior to joining Greyline, Annie was part of compliance and operations at a long-only manager-of-managers that advised pension fund clients. While there, she conducted compliance and operational due diligence on SEC-registered investment advisers on the platform. She also oversaw and counseled on various legal matters across the firm. Annie has a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She is an active member of the State Bar of California.
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