Robin Schulman is the Chief Legal Officer, Head of Corporate Affairs, and Corporate Secretary of GitLab Inc., the DevOps platform where she oversees Legal & Corporate Affairs. GitLab’s single application helps organizations deliver software faster and more efficiently while strengthening their security and compliance.
GitLab’s CLO and Corporate Secretary since 2019, Robin leverages her leadership experience scaling high growth technology companies to create a culture of compliance and set and manage the company’s overall global legal, corporate development, compliance, policy and privacy philosophy and strategy. Supported by a talented team of attorneys and legal professionals, Robin ensures GitLab maintains balance across the company’s business activities and practices with its values and culture. Additionally, Robin provides counsel to the GitLab Board of Directors across the entire spectrum of legal, compliance and corporate governance matters that pertain to the company. Robin is the executive sponsor of GitLab’s women’s and pride team member resource groups and the unofficial sponsor of our #dog Slack channel.
Prior to joining GitLab, Robin oversaw global legal affairs, public policy and compliance at Couchbase, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASE) as their SVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. She also established, scaled, and led New Relic Inc.‘s (NYSE: NEWR) global legal and compliance organization as their General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from pre-IPO to profitable public company. Prior to that, Robin was Legal Counsel to Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) where she led the legal function for several of Adobe’s Marketing and Creative Cloud products and specialized in advising high growth companies while an associate at Fenwick & West LLP, a law firm providing legal services to technology and life science companies. Robin earned a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing and Film from New York University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law - Newark. In 2017, Robin was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times with an award for Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel for a Public Company General Counsel. She has taught intellectual property law at Santa Clara Law School and is a board observer for a private biotech company.