Iris Chen is a Deputy General Counsel in the Legal Department at Airbnb, Inc. where she leads a team of 40 attorneys and legal professionals that support Airbnb’s product, commercial and marketing functions as well as managing the company’s trademark and copyright matters. Prior to joining Airbnb, Iris spent 14 years with Google as a Vice President in the Legal Department where she led a team of 145+ legal team members responsible for supporting global product development and all commercial transactions in North America and EMEA for Google’s advertising, commerce, payments, search, research, health, geo and supporting infrastructure services. Iris is experienced in leading and developing legal teams and advising executives across product, engineering, sales, business development and other functions. Before joining Google, Iris was a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (2001-2004) and then Ropes & Gray (2004-2006) as an associate in the firm’s investment management practice. Iris is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School.
Outside of work, Iris currently serves on the boards of the Columbia Law School Association and the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.