IANAL but it sure can be useful to know one. We're pleased to introduce Julio Avalos, GitHub's first lawyer, counsel, and head of its legal team. In addition to all things lawyerly, Julio loves music, reading, and making a mess in the kitchen. In his free time, he tries to figure out how to make legal practice more collaborative and human, pretends to read Derrida, watches reruns of any non-TOS Star Trek series, and is the host of Choplogic Radio, an online radio show.

Before GitHub, Julio worked at Yelp and, before that, helped with legal issues for an online social network you may have heard of. Welcome aboard, Julio!

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