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Jennifer Dumas

Adjunct Professor


  • JD, University of Oregon School of Law, 1998
  • BA, University of Washington, International/Global Studies, 2002


Jennifer Dumas is Senior Legal Counsel at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Ms. Dumas is the executive leader in charge of all legal affairs at AI2 and brings nearly twenty years of solving complex legal issues for high growth, disruptive companies to her role as AI2's principal legal advisor. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Legal at Chef Software Inc., where she was the chief legal advisor from Chef's first commercial deal through seven years of exponential growth. Ms. Dumas began her career in the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and is a frequent speaker on a range of topics including contract drafting and negotiation, open source licensing, start-up law and artificial intelligence.