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Alix Rosenthal '91

Alix Rosenthal '91 is General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup that competes with Uber.

For over a decade, Alix has practiced law and served in local politics in the Bay Area. She has served as President of the San Francisco Elections Commission, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland and as a Vice Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party. Before joining Sidecar, Alix ran a law practice in San Francisco, assisting clients with such issues as regulatory compliance, campaigns and environmental law.

In her role at Sidecar, Alix is responsible for all of Sidecar’s legal and policy matters.

Sidecar connects every day drivers in their own car with people nearby for safe and affordable rides. In May 2014, Sidecar established Shared Rides, which matches people with a nearby rider going in the same direction, cutting the cost in half. In September, Sidecar received $15million from investors that included Sir Richard Branson. Sidecar is currently available in ten U.S. markets and will continue to expand with Alix’s help.

Alix has a BA from Northwestern University and a JD from University of Virginia School of Law.

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