Vinay Jain

Vinay Jain

Chief Legal Officer at Shake

Greater New York City Area

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Vinay Jain's Overview

  • Chief Legal Officer at Shake
  • Strategic Advisor at Delve
  • Director of Business Development & Legal Counsel at Flavorpill
  • Founder at imup4
  • Associate, M&A at Skadden Arps

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Vinay Jain's Experience

Chief Legal Officer


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Legal Services industry

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) New York, NY

Shake is a mobile-first legal startup that gives consumers, freelancers and small businesses the power to create, sign and send legal agreements directly from their smartphones. Shake's mission is to make the law accessible, understandable and affordable for everyone. Shake includes agreement templates that have been developed by attorneys to capture important terms without confusing legalese. Shake is available for both consumer and enterprise users at

Strategic Advisor


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2012Present (2 years) Greater New York City Area

Delve is the next-generation social news reader for organizations. It delivers the news you need to know, and makes it easy for you to discuss it with your team.

Director of Business Development & Legal Counsel


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Online Media industry

August 2011December 2012 (1 year 5 months) New York, NY

Served as key liaison between Flavorpill and strategic partners. Negotiated and supervised execution of major partnerships, including content distribution with a major financial news services company. Responsible for all legal matters, including employment, privacy, corporate governance, IP and finance issues. Sourced and managed outside counsel.



Internet industry

July 2010July 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Co-founded a social media application and website. Managed a 6-person offshore development team.

Associate, M&A

Skadden Arps

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

September 2009July 2010 (11 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Drafted and revised merger agreements, debt offerings and other corporate contracts and filings.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Venture Capital & Private Equity industry

September 2006May 2010 (3 years 9 months)

Led a highly selective group of law and business students from Columbia and NYU in advising entrepreneurs seeking venture capital funding.

Summer Associate

McKinsey & Company

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Management Consulting industry

July 2008August 2008 (2 months)

Provided executive-level analysis and advice on cost management to a major financial services company.

Summer Associate, M&A

Skadden Arps

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

May 2008July 2008 (3 months)

Drafted a comprehensive review of recent developments in international merger law to be used for client distribution and attorney training.

Communications Manager

National Wildlife Federation

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2003May 2006 (2 years 9 months)

Translated complex energy policy issues into messaging and public awareness campaigns that inspired grassroots action. Focused on offshore drilling and public lands protection, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Vinay Jain's Skills & Expertise

  1. Venture Capital
  2. Journalism
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Digital Media
  5. Business Strategy
  6. Corporate Law
  7. Mergers
  8. Mergers & Acquisitions
  9. Transactional Law
  10. Environmental Issues
  11. Leadership
  12. Mobile Devices
  13. Corporate Governance
  14. Social Media
  15. Strategy
  16. Start-ups
  17. Private Equity

Vinay Jain's Certifications

  • New York State Bar

Vinay Jain's Education

New York University School of Law


Activities and Societies: InSITE President, Leadership Program in Law and Business Scholar, Journal of Law and Business

Stanford University

M.A., Journalism

Activities and Societies: Ed and Bertha Lokay Fellow

University of Cambridge

M.Phil., Political Thought & Intellectual History

University of Virginia

B.A., Political & Social Thought

Activities and Societies: Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies

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