Vonda Kirby Pardo is product and commercial counsel at Google. In this hybrid role, she advises on commercial deals and issues, including those related to Google’s unified mobile development platform, Firebase, and counsels the Material Design team, which has a mission to enable developers and designers to build high-quality digital experiences. She joined Google in April, during the pandemic, after working as an associate general counsel at Facebook. During her time at Facebook, Vonda worked closely with various client teams on commercial-related matters in connection with the development and supply of components for augmented and virtual reality devices. Prior to Facebook, she worked as commercial counsel at GE Appliances, which is where she began her in-house career. Before moving in-house, Vonda spent seven years in private practice as a commercial litigator. She currently lives in the Bay Area with her wife, who is pregnant with their first child due this December, and their two dogs.