Deputy General Counsel

Bird Rides, Inc.

Bird Rides, Inc. deputy general counsel, Wendy Mantell, is an experienced attorney admitted to practice in both New York and California. Mantell has substantial litigation and in-house counseling experience, and currently heads a worldwide departmental staff of 11 attorneys, managing such concerns as litigation, intellectual property issues, regulatory matters, and data sharing protocols, to name a few.

During her first year at Bird, Mantell facilitated three rounds of funding (two within her first five weeks at the company), managed diligence and disclosures, and served as a liaison between outside counsel and business. She has also overseen Bird’s IP portfolio, obtaining trademark and patent priority in many jurisdictions both in the U.S. and abroad; managed privacy risks with updates to Bird’s privacy policy; and implemented GDPR procedures, including training the company’s trust and safety, op specialist, EMEA, and engineering teams.

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