As Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Denelle Dixon-Thayer leads Mozilla’s legal team and manages strategic partnerships and public policy initiatives. Denelle joined Mozilla in 2012 as Associate General Counsel after working as an outside advisor to the Project for several years.
Previously, Denelle was Director of Legal and Investor Relations at Terra Firma, a private equity firm based in the UK, where she handled complex risk assessment for the firm and its portfolio businesses. Prior to this, Denelle managed the legal team at Yahoo! that advised on its most successful products, including mail, home page, sports and news. She also counseled Yahoo! on human rights, antitrust and litigation issues.
Denelle has a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After law school, she clerked for Judge David A. Ezra, United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.