Staff Profiles

Maja Larson, J.D.

General Counsel

Maja Larson has been General Counsel at the Allen Institute since 2007.   Larson brought a broad range of legal experience across many industries.  She oversees the legal, regulatory compliance, grants management, risk management and crisis management functions.  Prior to joining the Allen Institute, Larson was vice president and associate general counsel at Expedia, Inc. and an associate in the corporate & securities group at Preston Gates & Ellis (now K&L Gates).  She has worked for a publicly traded shipyard overseeing a broad range of matters, for an international franchisor overseeing franchisee compliance, and in the finance department of a manufacturing company working on SEC reporting.  Early in her career, Larson was a probate paralegal.  Larson is active volunteer in the Seattle community.  She is a regular speaker on panels and in classrooms on topics including the practice of law in nonprofit organizations, cultivating leadership skills, and protecting IP in the research setting.  She is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of law and mentor for students in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the University of Washington.  She has also been involved in many local nonprofit organizations in various capacities, including board member, officer, volunteer, group leader and pro-bono attorney.  Larson has a BA in Sociology from the University of Washington and a JD from Seattle University School of Law.