Olga V. Mack

CEO and General Counsel at Parley Pro

Olga V. Mack is the CEO and general counsel of Parley Pro, a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology. Mack shares her views in her columns on ACC DocketNewsweekVentureBeatAbove the LawBloomberg Law, and High Performance Counsel.

Mack is also an award-winning (such as the prestigious ACC 2018 Top 10 30-Somethings) general counsel, operations professional, startup advisor, public speaker, adjunct professor, and entrepreneur. She co-founded SunLaw, an organization dedicated to preparing women in-house attorneys to become general counsels and legal leaders, and WISE to help female law firm partners become rainmakers.

She has authored numerous books, including Get on Board: Earning Your Ticket to a Corporate Board Seat and Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security.

My Articles

Thriving Through Transformation: How PayPal’s Emily Ward Used Her Network and Values to Define a Year

In 2015, Emily Ward, vice president and deputy general counsel at PayPal, was busy. Her itinerary included helping lead aspects of PayPal's separation from eBay, aiding PayPal's transition as its own company, organizing ChIPs' global event in Washington DC, remaining active in her professional and personal communities, and even adopting a child.

The Byzantine Complexities: Strategies for Lawyers to Join a Board of Directors

While many lawyers may be interested in joining a board of directors of a for-profit public or private company, reaching this goal can entail a degree of complexity that even the Byzantine Emperors would have envied. Consequently many lawyers are puzzled by the process and give up well before they even begin. Likewise, companies and many current board members do not often project a lot of enthusiasm when it comes to adding lawyers to the board.