General Counsel on the Move in Tech

By William Vogeler, Esq. on August 24, 2018 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Tech is always in motion, and sometimes that includes general counsel.

Crowdstrike, NCC Media, and JW Player have announced new chief legal officers. It's a trifecta that suggests changes to come in the cybersecurity, technology and media industries.

And in the Silicon Valley, sometimes one change can change everything.


Cybersecurity company Crowdstrike has appointed Paul Shinn as chief legal officer as the privately held company considers going public.

Shinn has worked as corporate counsel for 20 years in Silicon Valley, most recently as chief legal officer for software company Gigaman. He led that company through its IPO in 2013.

If Crowdstrike goes public, it will not equal the splash that Elon Musk created when he suggested taking his company private. But an IPO is still a big deal in tech.

NCC Media

Noga Rosenthal is the new general counsel at NCC Media, which is owned by some of the biggest telecom companies in the United States.

Comcast, Charter Communications, and Cox Communications jointly own the media, data and technology company. Rosenthal will report to the company's CEO Nicolle Pangist.

"She will be a key asset as we continue to expand the breadth of our data-driven addressable and linear television offerings," Pangist said.

JW Player

The former general counsel of Meetup, David Pashman has hooked up with JW Player.

Pashman worked at Meetup for eight years before going to JW Player. The company lays claim to "the world's largest network-independent video platform" with over one billion unique viewers.

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