Aviva Aminova

General Counsel

Aviva works with Omidyar Network’s investment team on structuring investments and grants, conducting due diligence, and reviewing legal documents. She provides general corporate counsel on legal issues including governance and investment compliance, contract negotiation, and maintenance of Omidyar Network’s subsidiaries and related entities.

Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2011, Aviva was an associate at the law firm Fenwick & West LLP, where she advised technology startup companies on angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She also provided pro bono legal support to local nonprofits and individuals seeking Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) visas.

Aviva earned a JD from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Law and Policy Review. She also received a BA in economics and political science from Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.