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Chris Young

Chris Young is Ironclad's General Counsel. Before Ironclad, he was General Counsel of GoFundMe. Chris spent most of his career between private law practice, politics and government. After starting his career at Morrison Foerster, he joined the 2008 Obama campaign as the Deputy Finance Director of Northern California. After President Obama was elected, Chris returned to his hometown, Sacramento, to serve as then-Mayor Kevin Johnson’s Senior Advisor and Counsel, before moving to DC to serve in the Obama Administration. After working at both the White House and U.S. Department of Justice, Chris moved back to the Bay Area and joined the law firm of Keker & Van Nest. There, he served as a litigator and trial lawyer, handling a wide range of criminal, civil, and regulatory cases. After four years at KVN, Chris left to join OpenGov and served as its head of business development and counsel. Chris graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy from San Diego State University, and received his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law.
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5 Ways I Use Process Metrics as the GC of Ironclad

As General Counsel at Ironclad and previously GoFundMe, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to best leverage my team, often through software. There’s an emerging narrative that the goal of software is to relegate lawyers to the sidelines, or that the relationship between lawyers and software is zero-sum: the more that software can do, the less important lawyers become....