Pieter Gunst
San Francisco

About Pieter

I'm the CEO of Legal.io, the Marketplace for legal talent and technology. I studied law at uGent (Belgium) and at Stanford (USA). I worked as a tech lawyer at DLA Piper (Brussels) and as an in-house legal professional at SurveyMonkey (Palo Alto).

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property


English, French

Legal Software

Professional Experience


Co-Founder 2012 - Present

Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX)

Fellow 2011 - Present

Stanford Law School

Teaching Assistant 2012 - 2012

Supporting the development of the curriculum and the teaching activities for the first legal technology and informatics course taught at Stanford Law School.


In-house Attorney 2011 - 2012

Supported SurveyMonkey's legal team as its second in-house lawyer and assistant to the Associate General Counsel. Areas of support included:

  • Product counseling: provide support for all B2C and B2B business lines.
  • Counsel on global privacy, data protection and other areas related to internet regulation, such as multi-jurisdiction online terms & policies, IP management & enforcement and marketing & promotions.
  • Commercial: supported key enterprise sales, mission-critical procurement, and strategic partnership deals; provided legal and compliance support to sales team.
  • Internationalization: support subsidiary setup & management in 15 countries across 5 continents; international tax structures and restructuring.

DLA Piper

Lawyer 2008 - 2010


Ghent University

Master, LawGraduated in 2008

Stanford Law School

LL.M, Law, Science and TechnologyGraduated in 2011

Contact Information

1390 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California, 94102

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