Nicole Shanahan is a legal tech founder who was most recently married to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
Sergey and Nicole tied the knot on November 7, 2018. They recently welcomed a daughter. Brin and Shanahan divorced on January 4, 2022, after they separated on December 15, 2021. Their breakup was reportedly caused by Shanahan’s affair with Elon Musk.
Nicole Shanahan is well-known for her versatility as an attorney, entrepreneur, and patent expert. Nicole is the founder of the Bia-Echo Foundation.
Her foundation invests in individuals who advocate for change in the field of innovation and provide solutions to problems such as reproductive equality, criminal justice reform, and environmental sustainability.
Nicole is also an academic fellow at the Stanford Center of Legal Informatics, a joint venture of Stanford Law School and Computer Science, where she founded the Smart Prosecution Project.
Nicole’s academic research, aside from practical applications of legal technology, is centred on Ronald Coase’s work on transaction cost theory.
She theorises about the pace and nature of society’s adoption of artificial intelligence for law and government in her paper, “Coasean Mapping.”