Hale chairs the Investment Committee of Manatt Venture Fund, based in Los Angeles. Manatt Venture Fund is the investment arm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a multidisciplinary, integrated national professional services firm. Manatt Venture Fund makes early-stage investments in a range of companies and funds, with a particular emphasis on companies in the digital media, fintech and healthtech areas. Recent investments include companies involved in VR/AR production, digital rights management, e-commerce, mobile banking, digital health and mobile video. Since its founding in 2000, Manatt Venture Fund has made investments in over 100 companies and funds.
Hale also serves as division head of Manatt’s Media, Technology and Advertising division and as chair of the firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice.