Biography

Chris Tirrell is associate commercial counsel for Google, where he serves on the Legal Impact Committee and Civil Rights Committee. Before Google, he co-chaired Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Office of General Counsel U.S. Pro Bono Committee, which received the Pro Bono Institute’s 2016 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award, and was responsible for cultivating diverse volunteer opportunities, managing partner relationships, and the recruitment & retention of volunteers.

Tirrell serves on the Advisory Council of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), a nonprofit legal services organization that provides legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community.  Tirrell partnered with DLA Piper LLP and CLSEPA to open a monthly Pro Bono clinic to assist clients with dismissing their criminal records; the clinic was honored with CLSEPA’s 2018 & 2016 Corporate Partnership Award. In 2015, Tirrell was recognized with the Community Champion Award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times.

Tirrell received his J.D. from Stanford University Law School in 2012, where he partnered with other SLS students to create Project ReMADE, a program that equips formerly incarcerated people with the tools necessary to be successful entrepreneurs.

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