Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Erika Rottenberg is responsible for worldwide legal affairs at LinkedIn. As General Counsel and Secretary of LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE LNKD), the world’s largest professional networking company, she helps drive LinkedIn’s mission of connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. She is responsible for worldwide legal affairs, including corporate, privacy, public policy, commercial, litigation, intellectual property, employment, compliance, regulatory matters and non U.S. matters, as well as all other matters facing a fast-paced growing, public global internet company.
Before joining LinkedIn, Erika served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, for SumTotal Systems, a talent development enterprise software company. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Strategic Development and General Counsel at Creative Labs, the company that brought multimedia to the PC. She helped both companies navigate the regulatory policies and challenges specific to technology-centric public companies. Erika began her legal career at the Silicon Valley-based law firm of Cooley Godward Kronish in the litigation practice, focusing on employment law and corporate law, focusing on venture–backed companies, public offerings, newly public company issues, and M&A. Upon graduation from college, she lived in Anchorage, Alaska for five years where she taught junior high school special education, and was actively involved in the teachers' union, including being the Chief Negotiator for the 2400 member strong local union teachers' contract valued at US $250 Million. She holds a law degree from University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, and a BS in Special and Elementary Education from State University of New York at Geneseo.
Erika serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northern California and the Silicon Valley Law Foundation.