Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth Brent Reinke is a corporate shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth. He successfully opened that firm’s first office in the Valley area, setting up shop in Westlake Village in March. Reinke, who founded Conejo Valley’s BioScience Alliance, has formed a network of leaders in the life science realm; his new firm is known for its biotech clientele. Reinke’s legal expertise includes venture capital, advising emerging growth companies, and creating strategic alliances, among others. He also devotes his time to Vapur, his foldable water bottle brand; coproducing the Gold Coast Executive Forum with the Business Journal; and providing networking events through the BioScience Alliance. He serves as a trustee for the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. ALMA MATER: Occidental College BEST ADVICE: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” FAVORITE BOOK: “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer BUCKET LIST: Living in Italy for 6-plus months.