Blake Lawit is responsible at LinkedIn for legal affairs and public policy across the globe, including regulatory, corporate, commercial, litigation, government relations, compliance and privacy issues. Since joining LinkedIn in 2010, Blake has been instrumental to the company’s legal and public policy strategy and has helped to navigate complex litigation and regulatory issues. Before becoming General Counsel, he led the teams responsible for litigation, regulatory disputes, antitrust, patent, employment and legal department operations. Before he joined LinkedIn, Blake was a partner at Howard Rice in San Francisco, where he specialized in IP and litigation. Blake is a graduate, with honors, of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.