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BirthplaceBoston, MA


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SB 2002
Computer Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MENG 2003
Computer Science
Harvard Law School, JD 2008

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General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

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Software Developer
Graduate Researcher & Teaching Assistant

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Ari Shahdadi

Ari Shahdadi is the General Counsel of Tumblr, Inc.

Before joining Tumblr, Ari was an Associate with experience in major corporate and intellectual property transactions at Gunderson Dettmer in New York City and in notable intellectual property litigations at Fish & Richardson in Boston.

Prior to his work as an attorney, Ari was a web application developer with Oracle Corporation.

Ari graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, while working for Fish & Richardson, and from MIT with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Engineering (Course 6-3). Ari’s Master’s thesis was completed under the direction of Professor Patrick Winston at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

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