Speaker Bio

Kristen Sonday is the co-founder and COO of Paladin. She is a Fellow for Stanford’s Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program and a Google for Entrepreneurs Code2040 Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 1871, with the goal of promoting and supporting black and Latinx entrepreneurs.

Passionate about increasing access to justice, Kristen works with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, law schools, and bar associations to staff, manage, and track pro bono work and visualize the organization’s impact. Before starting Paladin, Kristen worked on international criminal matters for the U.S. Department of Justice and served on the founding team of Grouper, a New York City-based tech start-up. Kristen is a rising star in the legal community. In 2017, she was named one of the ABA’s Women in Legal Tech to Watch, an ABA Journal “Legal Rebel”, and a FastCase50 honoree.