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Iris Chen

Iris Chen

Vice President, Legal

Google, LLC

Iris is a Vice President in the Legal Department at Google, LLC where she leads a team of 110+ attorneys and contract managers responsible for supporting global product development and all commercial transactions in North America and EMEA for Google’s advertising, analytics, commerce, payments, search, research, geo, emerging markets and product infrastructure services. Iris regularly advises the company’s executives across Product, Engineering, Sales, Business Development and other functions. She began her career at Google in 2006 as a commercial attorney supporting the company’s ads business and was also the lead attorney for Google’s legal staff in New York before relocating to the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, CA, in 2011. She is a member of Google’s executive oversight committee for some of its diversity and inclusion initiatives and is the co-sponsor of the Google Legal Department diversity and inclusion committee. Before joining Google, Iris was a corporate associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (2001-2004) working on securities, M&A, private equity fund formation and non-profit organization matters. She then joined Ropes & Gray (2004-2006) where she was a member of the firm’s investment management practice.

Iris is a Vice President on the Board of the Columbia Law School Association. She is also an advisory committee member for PracticePro, a San Francisco-based legal education startup that provides skills training, career development training, diversity programs and technology with the aim of improving how new lawyers are trained and bringing more diversity to the legal profession. Iris was also a recipient of The Recorder’s Women Leaders In Tech Law Awards in 2017.

Iris received a BA in 1997 from Yale University and a JD in 2001 from Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Joseph Solomon Arts Fellow. She also completed the Advanced Leadership Program for Asian-American Executives at Stanford Business School in 2017. Outside of work, Iris enjoys running, following interior design blogs and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

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