Chief Legal Officer
Amar K. Mehta is the Chief Legal Officer at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going.
In his role, Amar is responsible for legal, insurance, global public policy, and government relations. His purview leading legal includes Waymo’s financing and corporate development transactions, worldwide commercial and strategic deals, litigation and law enforcement matters, and regulatory compliance and product safety, security and privacy counseling. Amar also leads development and enforcement of the company’s industry-leading IP portfolio and development of the company’s first-in-kind autonomous vehicle technology insurance underwriting, coverage and claims functions. In addition, he leads the global public policy and government relations team for Waymo, which is responsible for engaging with lawmakers and regulators in the U.S. and around the world to help create safe and sensible rules for AV deployment.
Before becoming Waymo’s Chief Legal Officer, as Deputy General Counsel, Amar oversaw the IP, Commercial, Corporate, and Employment legal functions and Waymo’s corporate development function. Prior to Waymo, Amar was a senior member of Google’s IP group, leading teams that covered Android, Chrome, Play, Hardware and YouTube. Before joining Alphabet, he was Partner and Chief Legal Officer at Altitude Capital Partners, a private equity firm that generated more than $700 million from IP investments. Earlier in his career, Amar litigated IP matters at Fish & Richardson and was an investment banker in Credit Suisse First Boston’s technology group.
Amar holds a SB and MEng degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.