Christopher Ghazarian '14
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law / General Counsel, DreamHost
B.A., Political Science, University of Southern California, 2010
J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2014
Member, California State Bar
Christopher Ghazarian is the General Counsel of DreamHost, a website, domain, and cloud company based in Los Angeles. His day-to-day includes legal, M&A, and international expansion, and he now helps shape the company’s long-term strategy and goals. His experience includes managing corporations in the European Union and overseeing cross-border cybersecurity and data compliance.
Mr. Ghazarian’s legal work centers on protecting privacy in the age of big data, and with DreamHost’s backing, he continues to enforce strict protocols against other tech companies, federal agencies, and international governments. For instance, DreamHost opposed a search warrant from the Department of Justice that demanded 1.3 million IP addresses of anyone who visited a website organizing protests against President Trump's inauguration. With the backing of the ACLU, members of Congress, and hundreds of tech companies, DreamHost successfully argued in D.C. Superior Court against the demand and its effect on First Amendment protections.
Outside of DreamHost, Mr. Ghazarian helps his own book of clients with corporate, M&A, and IP matters. He currently represents clients in a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Weeknd involving the hit song, “Call Out My Name.”
Mr. Ghazarian has been honored as a member of the GC Powerlist by Legal 500, a Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer by the National Law Journal, and a Digital Age Fighter by the LA Daily Journal.