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Nikki Pope

in-house counsel at NVIDIA, where she leads the company’s Trustworthy AI initiative. Her interest in criminal justice reform and technology converged in an academic research project involving the use of predictive algorithms in sentencing and bail decisions, which led to her current role at NVIDIA. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Nikki was the managing director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University, and before that she was an attorney at Cooley LLP for ten years and on the faculty at Santa Clara Law. Before law school, Nikki held management positions in large companies and startups in financial services, entertainment, consumer products, and web-based services and applications. Nikki puts her prior experience and her privacy LLM, JD, and marketing MBA to great use in her current role as an internal advisor to development teams building AI systems.