Global Head of Policy, Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance, Nextdoor
LAURA CLASTER BISESTO is the Global Head of Policy, Privacy, and Regulatory Compliance at Nextdoor. Laura founded the policy role and team at Nextdoor, which includes content policy, product policy, advertising policy, public policy, and global government relations. Laura also leads a global team of privacy and regulatory compliance professionals. Since joining Nextdoor, Laura has overseen revision of Nextdoor’s Community Guidelines, drafted its first Transparency Report, and led its election taskforce for the 2020 and 2022 US elections. Laura has extensive experience advising technology companies at different stages of growth, including Lyft, Checkr, and Verizon Media, which owned internet brands such as Yahoo, Aol, HuffPost, TechCrunch, and Tumblr, prior to divestiture. She particularly enjoys working in the fast-paced emerging regulatory space. Prior to going into tech, Laura was a criminal prosecutor in San Diego and San Francisco counties where she oversaw hate crime prosecutions, and led the prosecution of domestic violence cases and violent felonies, trying over two dozen jury trials. Laura received her J.D. from U.C. Hastings. After law school, she clerked at the California Supreme Court. Laura is a proud Bruin and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA.