Bill Shafton



VP, Business & Legal Affairs

Since joining Grindr six years ago as its inaugural in-house counsel, Bill Shafton has navigated the company from its founder team through two acquisitions and now to public company status. Bill leads Grindr’s broad Legal operations including corporate transactions and vendor management, engagement with international regulators and lawmakers, intellectual property management, and any litigation matters. He is particularly proud to support Grindr For Equality, the company’s initiative towards a world that is safe, just, and inclusive for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

A legal technologist at heart, Bill led Grindr’s initial GDPR compliance strategy, served as Grindr’s Security Officer under a National Security Agreement with the United States government, and is a frequent speaker at local and national organizations helping lawyers develop efficient and scalable programs to maximize compliance and support business endeavors. Bill is also the band leader of “The Grind” who can be seen performing for the Law Rocks concert series raising funds for the Transgender Law Center.