Carolyn Herzog

Carolyn Herzog

Class of 2019

Carolyn Herzog is a C-Suite Executive that has worked in a variety of U.S. and European multinational companies, spanning the Fortune 500 and FTSE 100, predominantly in the technology sector, both in the U.S. and in other countries. Ms. Herzog has deep expertise in cybersecurity, data privacy, SaaS, cloud, semiconductor IP, and risk management. With over 25 years of global business experience, Ms. Herzog has extensive experience in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, crisis management, strategic planning, ethics, customer and partner engagement, human capital planning, and business sustainability across the globe, providing her with a deep understanding of the distinct cultural and business practice insights that impact shareholder value creation.

Career Chronology

Association of Corporate Counsel, Audit Committee, Advocacy
Arm Subsidiary Governance Board / President, Arm France
Advisory Board, IPWatch Systems Corp.
National Cyber Security Alliance, Board Member
Association of Corporate Counsel Europe, VP/Board Member

International Board Experience
Board access experience in US, UK, The Netherlands, France and Japan
Board Advisor on Compliance, Governance, Strategy, Crisis Management, Operations, ESG, Human Capital

OnCon Icon Awards, Top 50 Global Corporate Counsel
Silicon Valley Business Journal C-Suite Awards
AI Innovator of the Year nominee, AIconics Awards
American Legal Technology Awards, Law Department Exceptional Achievement
Distinguished General Counsel, Directors Roundtable
Attorneys That Matter, Ethisphere Magazine

Sector Experience

  • Technology (SaaS, Cloud, Cyber, Semiconductor, IP Licensing)
  • International Development Financing
  • International Policy
  • International Relations / Government

Technology and Operational Experience

  • Semiconductor IP, Cybersecurity, SaaS, Cloud
  • IP Licensing, Big Data, AI, US/China Trade
  • Data Security Breach/Response; Covid 19 Response

M&A, Divestitures, Publicly Traded, Privately Held; Technology tuck-ins, Outsourcing, Insourcing, Global Expansion, Startup, JV (including China and Japan)


  • Corporate Directors Academy
  • Stanford Directors College
  • J.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison – Sorbonne, Panthéon-Assas
  • B.A. Washington University, St. Louis
    – Vanderbilt-en-France, Aix-en-Provence
    – Sorbonne, Cours de Civilisation

Other Business Experience:
*Seasoned business leader of global high performing teams and management succession planning/implementation
*Three decades as a Global business Executive covering all major territories, living in both the U.S. and Europe.
*M&A transaction/integration leader for over 40 transactions, including the (unsuccessful) Arm acquisition by NVIDIA for approximately $40B; and the 2015 divestiture of Veritas from Symantec for $8b.

Current Employer and Job Responsibilities:

  • Elastic NV, Chief Legal Officer, May 2022
    Section 16 officer; responsible for all legal and regulatory matters in the company, providing strategic counsel to the board and leadership on corporate governance, risk and key company objectives.

Previous Employment:

  • Arm Ltd., January 2017- February 2022, EVP General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & CCO
  • Symantec Corporation, December 2000-January 2017 VP, Deputy GC & CCO (previously VP, EMEA Legal, UK)
  • AXENT Technologies, Inc., December 1997-December 2000, General Counsel (from 1999)
  • International Law Institute, December 1996-December 1997, Staff Attorney
  • The World Bank, December 1990-August 1993, Africa Department, Project Coordinator