Brian Knapp

Brian Knapp
Chief Operating Officer, Loopt


Brian is Loopt’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for leading the execution of day-to-day company activities and operations, as well as corporate development, legal affairs, and privacy matters.

Previously an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati with a focus on intellectual property technology transactions. Counseled clients regarding Digital Millennium Copyright Act compliance, data privacy practices, and intellectual property portfolio strategies. Prior to joining WSGR, served as an extern to Justice Ming W. Chin of the Supreme Court of California.

Additionally, before law school, held senior positions in business development with Barnes &, Dun & Bradstreet,, and Penguin Publishing Group. Graduated with a J.D. cum laude, in 2005 from University of San Francisco School of Law; Law Review staff member and elected to McAuliffe Honor Society. Earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from College of William & Mary. Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ralph Gracie.


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