Holly Hogan

Holly is the General Counsel of Automattic Inc. where she leads the legal team in helping Automattic/WordPress.com make the web open and accessible, one website at a time. She navigates novel legal issues for a global internet company as it has grown in revenue, size, and impact. Holly has expertise in designing legal and business solutions that empower teams to scale globally, make good decisions, and get the job done; building and leading teams in and out of the legal department; and un-complicating international laws with legal strategies that keep operations running smoothly. Prior to Automattic, Holly was a partner at K&L Gates LLP and represented companies as a litigator in a diverse range of cases—from patent and contract disputes to First Amendment cases. She started her career as a prosecutor. Holly is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and has a B.A. in Politics (magna cum laude) from the University of San Francisco.