Olga V. Mack

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Olga Vitalyevna Kotlyarevskaya Ukraine
  • Economics
  • Political Science
Alma mater
  • University of California
  • George Washington High School
  • Entrepreneur
  • Attorney
  • Adjunct professor
  • Author
  • speaker
Years active2005 - present

Olga V. Mack is an American entrepreneur, attorney, adjunct professor, author, and speaker.[1][2][3] Mack is the founder of the Women Serve on Boards movement, SunLaw, and Notes To My (Legal) Self platform that works for empowering women attorneys.[4] She currently serves as CEO of Parley Pro, a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow at CodeX at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.[5][6][7][8][9]

Early life and education

Olga Vitalyevna Kotlyarevskaya was born in Ukraine and grew up in Siberia, Russia. She and her parents immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States, when she was thirteen.[10][11]

After completing George Washington High School (San Francisco), Olga enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1999, where she pursued a bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science.[12]During her time at the University, Olga became a Robert and Colleen Haas Independent Research Fellow and a Grace Scholar at the San Francisco Foundation. She graduated in 2002 as the Valedictorian of the Political Science Department and with the highest distinction in general scholarship overall.[13][14][15][16]

In 2003, after her graduation, Olga joined the School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied for three years. While completing her J.D., Olga became a Martin S. Depper and Estelle D. Depper Scholar.[17]


During her time at law school, Mack worked as Legal Liaison for Yahoo Berkeley Labs for a year.[18][19][20][21]

Mack started her career in 2005 when she joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a Litigation Associate.[22][23]

In 2009, Mack joined Pacific Art League as a General Counsel. In 2011 Mack left the league to join Visa as an Associate Counsel, where she worked for three years.[24][25]

In 2014, Mack joined Zoosk Inc. as an Assistant General Counsel, where she worked for a year and then started working for ClearSlide, a SaaS-based Sales Engagement platform, as a General Counsel. Mack left ClearSlide in 2017.[26]

Mack founded Women Serve on Boards in 2014, a movement dedicated to advocating the inclusion of women on corporate boards.[27][28][29]She became a lecturer at the University of California, School of Law, in 2015. In 2017, Mack founded Notes To My (Legal) Self, a blog and podcast platform dedicated to the future of law.[30][31][32][33]

In 2018, Mack was appointed by the California Governor Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. as the State of California Commissioner for a year at the California Law Revision Commission.[34][35] In the same year, Mack joined Quantstamp Inc., a smart contract security protocol as the Vice President of Strategy.[36] Mack was appointed as the CEO and Chairwoman of Parley Pro, a Computer Software firm based in Los Altos, in 2019.[37] In the same year, she also became a Fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.[38][39]

Mack is also a contributing writer and columnist for publications including Bloomberg Law,[40] Newsweek, Breaking Media (the Above the Law), High-Performance Counsel,[41] Venture Beat, Association of Corporate Counsel, and others.[42][43][44]


  • All [A]Board: Your Journey to Becoming a Corporate Director, Published in 2017
  • Fundamentals of Smart Contract Security, Published in 2019
  • Get on Board: Earning Your Ticket to a Corporate Board Seat, Published in 2019

In the media



  1. "Leaders must lead: How Google's resistance to employee organizing endangers our democracy and our economy". VentureBeat. 2019-12-28. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  2. January 02, Stephanie Forshee |; AM, 2018 at 10:44. "Olga Mack Leaves ClearSlide Post-Acquisition". Corporate Counsel. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  3. September 23, Ross Todd |; AM, 2019 at 08:00. "Veteran In-House Tech Lawyer Olga Mack Named CEO of Legal Tech Company". The Recorder. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  4. September 26, |; AM, 2016 at 12:00. "Women Leaders in Tech Law: ClearSlide's Olga Mack". The Recorder. Retrieved 2021-01-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. "Parley Pro – Product Walk Through, Overview". Artificial Lawyer. 11 November 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  6. "Notes To My (Legal) Self on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  7. "Forbes Features Miniseries – Olga Mack – Legally Speaking Podcast". legallyspeakingpodcast.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  8. "wearewatermark". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  9. Pro, Parley. "Parley Pro Named High Performer in Contract Management by G2 Crowd". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  10. "The Geek in Review Ep. 88 - Olga Mack on Valuing Your Skills, Reputation, and Determination". 3 Geeks and a Law Blog. 24 September 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  11. "Podcasts Archives". Corporate Directors Forum. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  12. School, Stanford Law. "The Value of Blockchain and Its Impact on Business Models, Law, and Society". Stanford Law School. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  13. "Fastcase 50 | Fastcase". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  14. "Fastcase Names Its 10th Annual 'Fastcase 50' Honorees". LawSites. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  15. "Fastcase 50 | Fastcase". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  16. "The Glass Ceiling". KQED. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  17. "Meaningful Contract Management – Reinventing Professional Services by Ari Kaplan".
  18. "Olga Mack". Berkeley Law. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  19. "Malcolm Johnson and Olga V Mack to speak during WCIT 2019". news.am. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  20. "bizjournals". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  21. "Cool Vendors in CLM and Advanced Contract Analytics". Gartner. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  22. ""Women Serve on Boards" Tackles Gender Gap in Corporate Boardrooms". Legal Executive Institute. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  23. Cho, Jeena; Consultant, ContributorLegal Mindfulness (18 October 2016). "Mindfulness in Metaphors: Is the Way You Describe Your Legal Career Making You Unhappy?". HuffPost. Retrieved 13 January 2021. {{cite web}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  24. "Above the Law". Above the Law. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  25. Pro, Parley. "Parley Pro Named 2020 Cool Vendor in Contract Lifecycle Management by Gartner". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  26. March 20, Caroline Spiezio |; PM, 2018 at 05:14. "Former ClearSlide GC Olga Mack Appointed to the California Law Revision Commission". The Recorder. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  27. Dishman, Lydia (9 June 2016). "Why Women From Apple, Facebook, And Tesla Are Joining This Silicon Valley Incubator". Fast Company. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  28. "Top lawyer calls for more women in legal tech to prevent gender bias being 'hardwired into decision making'". www.globallegalpost.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  29. "Wonder Woman in Business, Olga Mack". Freeman Means Business (TM). Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  30. "2019 Agents of Change". Diablo Magazine. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  31. "adobe". indd.adobe.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  32. "ANALYSIS: Legal Tech's Gender Diversity Problem". news.bloomberglaw.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  33. "The Future Is Female: Three CEOs Build Legal Technology that Revolutionizes Law". www.orrick.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  34. "A woman of influence: Olga V. Mack strongly believes in giving second chances". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  35. "All Aboard: Cal Grad Petitions For More Corporate Diversity". Cal Alumni Association. 8 November 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  36. April 18, Caroline Spiezio |; PM, 2018 at 03:01. "Former ClearSlide GC Olga Mack Joins Quantstamp as VP of Strategy". Corporate Counsel. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  37. "Curious Minds: Legal needs to overcome its "imagination problem," says Olga V. Mack, CEO at Parley Pro". Legal Executive Institute. 4 May 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  38. Ambrogi, Robert. "Contracts Platform Parley Pro Names New CEO – And She's An ATL Columnist". Above the Law. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  39. "Boardroom Bound". Gordon College. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  40. "Corporate Law Tech company top executive hires cap big year for lawyer ceos". news.bloomberglaw.com. Retrieved 2021-01-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  41. #ContractManagement; News, #Featured Legal Industry; Columnists, Feature; Content |, Legal (2019-11-13). "Contract Negotiations: Don't Hate. Collaborate! by Olga V. Mack #OlgaOnContracts #TheFutureOfContracts". HPC - HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL #HIPCOUNSEL. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  42. "wearewatermark". Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  43. Consulting, Colin S. LevyTrailside (31 March 2020). "Olga V. Mack". Colin S. Levy. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  44. "Legal Grounds | Olga V. Mack - Legal Grounds | Conversations on Life, Leadership & Law". Retrieved 13 January 2021.

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