Dr. Michael Meehan

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

 

Dr. Michael Meehan is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Diveplane Corporation. He has shepherded numerous companies to strong positions, both in terms of ongoing operations and in preparation for funding and acquisition. In addition to advising numerous startups as an attorney and board member, his career includes driving the IP position of the maps and geo business unit at Google, as well as leading and dramatically growing Uber’s IP legal team. Before becoming an attorney, Dr. Meehan completed his PhD in computer science at UNC concentrating on virtual reality, and he has held research positions at Stanford (where he later attended law school), an Italian hospital, Eastman Kodak, and a Swiss government research lab. He also worked extensively in the tech industry on the engineering side, working his way from computer programmer to CTO and director of engineering at various dot.coms. When he is not working on closing deals or positioning Diveplane, you will find him training for half marathons and triathlons, and chasing his two toddlers around.

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