April 4 Tuesday

General Counsel as Public Policy Advocate with Michal Rosenn, GC Kickstarter

  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:10PM - 1:00PM
  • Baker Hall A005
  • Open To The Yale Community
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Engaging with—and influencing—public policy is increasingly a core part of even small companies' businesses. And where startups and other growing companies aren't yet large or established enough to have dedicated policy departments, the job of government relations and public policy management often falls to the in-house legal team. This talk will explore the ways general counsels can make their mark on topics ranging from regulatory issues to national constitutional questions, and use the in-house legal platform to have an impact far beyond the company's walls. 


Michal Rosenn is General Counsel at Kickstarter, the leading funding platform for creative projects. She has been at Kickstarter since October 2012, where she helped lead the company’s conversion to Public Benefit Corporation status. She also leads the Kickstarter’s public policy and government affairs initiatives. Prior to joining Kickstarter, Michal was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

ISP, YLW, TechSoc