Pinal Shah is a California licensed attorney who just recently left the ranks of the Obama Administration. She is presently a consultant to the Federal government, where she finds early-stage startups in Silicon Valley
and around the country to develop technologies for government use.
Previously, Pinal served as advice and counsel to senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security to solve critical policy issues and on how to innovate in government and foster R&D. She also represented the United States in negotiating and drafting numerous international agreements and licenses to information share and leverage technological capabilities between the U.S. and foreign partners.
Pinal is multilingual, speaking Gujarati, Spanish, Italian, and English fluently, and has worked with partners all over the globe in her professional pursuits. In 2016, she was selected by the White House to be a part of the inaugural class of Technology and Innovation Fellows.
Pinal is interested in exploring how the Federal government and private sector can better partner together to innovate, and how to make the tech sector more diverse.
She holds a J.D from Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.