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Julio Avalos

San Francisco, US

Chief Business, Strategy & Operations Officer; General Counsel

GitHub Inc.

Julio Avalos


Julio Avalos "was present at the founding of the internet as we know it" and "helped shape the social phase of the digital era." (WSJ, May 2018) Equally acclaimed as one of the leading attorneys, business executives, and thinkers of the time, Julio most recently served as both Chief Business & Strategy Officer and General Counsel for GitHub, Inc., the world's most popular software development platform. Julio was also a member of GitHub's Board of Directors.

Previously, Julio represented or helped build some of the world's most important technology companies, including Yelp, Apple, and LinkedIn. He represented Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg in the case that became the subject of the Oscar-winning film "The Social Network,” in addition to litigation in Facebook's early years.

Julio joined GitHub in 2012 at the time of the company's Series A. Until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2018, Julio oversaw the company's business operations, including its marketing, branding, communications, finance, policy, and diversity and inclusion efforts, in addition to defining and scaling its mission, values, product strategy, and global community.

A trenchant speaker on contemporary social and digital issues, Julio has been interviewed by CNBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been named legal innovator of the year (The Recorder, 2014), the top in-house technology attorney in the United States (GC Magazine, 2015), as well as one of the country’s top 100 Latino Leaders (HITEC 2019). His approach is rooted in his history as a first-generation American, yogi, intellectual, and progressive. His philosophical and theoretical work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including American Imago, founded by Freud and published by Johns Hopkins University.

Julio Avalos’ Newsfeed

GitHub Legal Chief Warns Companies About U.S. Reluctance to Regulate Data Privacy and Security

Julio Avalos, chief strategy officer and general counsel at software coding platform GitHub Inc., was mentioned in an article on U.S. reluctance to regulate date privacy and security, in the Wall Street Journal.

Julio Avalos’ Background

Chief Business, Strategy & Operations Officer; General Counsel
Dec 2012 - Present
San Francisco, CA, USA
GitHub is a software coding platform which supports a community of over 36 million people, where they can learn, share and work together to build software.
Corporate Counsel
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
San Francisco, CA, USA
Yelp was founded in 2004 with the aim of helping people find good local businesses by connecting with other Yelp users and their reviews.
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Keynote Address
Apr 2019 - Present
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Julio Avalos was the Closing Keynote Speaker for Stanford Law School's FutureLaw 2019 Conference.

Julio Avalos’ Education

Juris Doctor, Law
2003 - 2006
BA English & Philosophy
1999 - 2003