Chris Yamaoka — General Counsel and CPO
Chris Yamaoka is GroundTruth’s General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, overseeing the company’s global legal affairs and privacy program. As General Counsel, Chris provides legal counsel on a wide range of matters related to GroundTruth’s business and operations. As Chief Privacy Officer, he advises on compliance with privacy laws, regulations, and self-regulatory codes. Chris also leads GroundTruth’s cross-department privacy team which develops, implements, and enforces recommended practices.
Prior to joining GroundTruth in 2014, Chris worked in private practice at Cooley LLP, serving as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies and working on transactions from venture capital financing to mergers and acquisitions. Chris received his J.D., magna cum laude, from UC Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College.