Michael Callahan is vice president, general counsel and secretary at LinkedIn where he is responsible for worldwide legal affairs including corporate, commercial, IP, litigation, compliance, and privacy matters. Before joining LinkedIn, Michael served as the chief legal officer at Auction.com, the nation’s leading online real estate marketplace, where he oversaw the company’s legal, regulatory, compliance, ethics, intellectual property, government relations, and corporate governance matters. He was also previously executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Yahoo!. Callahan holds a B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Michael is married to Dana Weintraub and has two children. He was born a third-generation Irish American in Memphis, TN with an ancestry stemming from Co. Cork. He attributes his tenacity, diplomacy, and loyalty, to an Irish heritage that was proudly evinced by his parents and family, and says that these traits have served him well in both his personal and professional life.