Ari Shahdadi

Ari Shahdadi

Ari Shahdadi has been the General Counsel of Tumblr, Inc. since May 2011, where he leads Tumblr’s Legal, Policy, and Trust & Safety teams. Before joining Tumblr, Ari was an attorney in corporate and intellectual property transactions at Gunderson Dettmer in New York City and in intellectual property litigations at Fish & Richardson in Boston. Prior to his work as an attorney, Ari was a web application developer with Oracle Corporation. Ari graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, while working for Fish & Richardson, and from MIT with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Engineering.

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August 19, 2015
GC at Tumblr: Legal Issues Faced by the Digital Publishing Platform

In 2007, David Karp and Marco Arment started Tumblr, a microblogging website that now hosts over 248 million blogs. General Counsel of Tumblr Ari Shahdadi started at MIT with a graduate degree in computer science. Taking a few risks in his career, Shahdadi moved into the legal field, acquired a law degree from Harvard, and...

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