Linsey Krolik is a senior clinical fellow in the Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic where she helps oversee law students as they advise entrepreneurs. She is also director of the interdisciplinary Bronco Entrepreneurs Advisory Clinic Hours (BEACH), where she trains volunteer attorneys and students to counsel clients seeking legal advice for startups. This spring she will be an assistant director in the Tech Edge JD program, an experiential certificate program for law students interested in working in technology law.
Professor Krolik has been an attorney advising companies of all stages – from startups to medium to large global companies – for over twenty years. She began her career at large companies such as ARM and Palm working on IP licensing transactions and trademarks. She then started a solo law practice which she operated for nine years, functioning as an outsourced general counsel for many startups in the Bay Area. In 2013, she joined PayPal where she spent seven years as a Senior Director in a variety of roles. There, she negotiated strategic commercial agreements, was part of an award-winning legal team during the separation of PayPal from eBay, led the product legal team,, implemented privacy programs (such as when Europe’s GDPR came into effect), and rewrote PayPal’s user agreements and privacy policies worldwide. She then joined Bill.com to assist with its IPO, lead its privacy program, and provide product counseling. In 2021, Professor Krolik went back to her solo law practice which she now operates in addition to teaching at SCU. Her work today focuses on privacy, consumer protection, product counseling, and contracts. She approaches her work creatively and methodically, with a strong emphasis on project management, clear communication, and empathy.
Professor Krolik was appointed in November 2022 to the Consulting Group on the Establishment of a Legal Specialization in Privacy Law (“Privacy Law Group”). The group will provide recommendations to the California Board of Legal Specialization about whether to add privacy law as an area where lawyers can publicly identify themselves as specialists.
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
MBA, Santa Clara University
B.A., San Francisco State University