Jay Mandal is a product executive, entrepreneur, lawyer and lecturer. He is currently Vice President of Product Strategy at SAP Ariba, a market leader for enterprise procurement software. At SAP, he has also played a role as VP Product Strategy for the SAP SMB business — providing finance and accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses.
Jay is also currently Guest Lecturer at Stanford Law School, specializing on topics related to legal technology, artificial intelligence, product management, design and ethics. He has organized Stanford Law popup classes such as “Exponential Innovations, AI and Law” and “Startup Bootcamp for Ethical and Sustainable Development,” in which he lectures to interdisciplinary classes with students from Stanford Law School, Stanford Computer Science Department, and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has also been a guest lecturer at Northwestern Law School, University of Michigan Law School, Carnegie Mellon University School of Engineering, and Michigan State University College of Law. He also serves as a Fellow for CodeX — the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.
Prior to SAP, he was co-founder and CEO of LawPivot, an online legal Q&A startup funded by Google Ventures and Sequoia Capital, which the team sold to Rocket Lawyer. At Rocket Lawyer, he then served as GM of the Legal Advice Business, in charge of products that connected users to lawyers and also managed the nation-wide network of lawyers.
Prior to that, he was the head mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Apple, where he led deals for the CEO and his executive team related to the original iPhone and iPad. He began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison.
Jay received his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law and B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to India.