Chief Legal Officer
As chief legal officer for CrowdStrike, Paul Shinn drives legal strategy and serves as corporate counsel for the organization. Shinn will be deeply involved in helping CrowdStrike reach its objective of rapid global expansion, providing customers with the most innovative technology in the marketplace to help combat cyber threats. Shinn brings to CrowdStrike more than 20 years of experience serving as corporate counsel to high-growth technology companies.
Prior to joining CrowdStrike, Shinn was the chief legal officer and senior vice president of Corporate Development for Gigamon Inc., where he drove a multifaceted legal strategy. Shinn advised management and the Gigamon Board of Directors on a wide range of topics, including commercial contracts, governance, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, employment and litigation management, and led the company’s successful initial public offering in 2013. Prior to joining Gigamon, Shinn served as vice president and associate general counsel of HP’s Enterprise Group. Before joining HP, he served as senior counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for ten years.
Shinn received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.