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Ex-Google Lawyer Calls On Him To Lead Legal Team At Dialpad Communications Platform

  • Joe Faber Joins Dialpad as General Counsel
  • Dialpad raised funds at a valuation of $2.2 billion last year

(Reuters) – Dialpad Inc has hired veteran Google lawyer Joe Faber as its new top lawyer, the cloud-based communications platform said in a statement on Thursday.

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Faber, who has spent the past 15 years as senior counsel at Alphabet Inc’s Google, will lead San Francisco-based Dialpad’s legal and compliance teams as general counsel.

Dialpad said in December 2021 that it raised a $170 million funding round led by investment firm ICONIQ Capital at a $2.2 billion valuation.

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The company creates a platform that allows companies to do video meetings, messaging and calls. It has counted Motorola Solutions Inc, Netflix Inc and Uber Technologies Inc among its clients.

Faber replaces former Dialpad general counsel Lily Toy, who joined knowledge-sharing platform Stack Overflow as chief legal officer in February.

Dialpad was founded by Craig Walker, who also launched GrandCentral Communications, a startup that was acquired by Google. Faber, while at Google, guided the deal, Dialpad said in its Thursday statement.

Faber has served as a senior adviser for other Google products, including its text messaging, video and phone calling apps, Dialpad said. Previously, he also worked internally at AT&T and in law firms.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his departure.

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Sara Merken

Thomson Reuters

Sara Merken reports on privacy and data security, as well as legal affairs, including legal innovation and key players in the legal services industry. Contact her at sara.merken@thomsonreuters.com

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