MailChimp Lawyers Up with In-House Counsel

MailChimp announced that Scott Culpepper has joined the company in a newly created position as General Counsel and member of the executive team, reporting to CEO Ben Chestnut.

Culpepper is a lawyer and registered patent attorney with expertise in technology and intellectual property. He brings to MailChimp 19 years of experience advising technology clients, from startups to Fortune 100 companies.

“Under Scott direction, we’ll continue to establish our leadership in the areas of compliance and privacy, and we’ll move into new international markets more efficiently.” said Ben Chestnut.

Before joining MailChimp, Culpepper was a partner at Robins Kaplan, and previously, a partner at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley. In addition to his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, he has a degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“It’s always been important to me to work for innovative organizations with strong values.” said Culpepper.