Scott Morgan

Scott Morgan

Scott Morgan is Splunk’s Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Global Affairs & Secretary, and has responsibility for Splunk’s legal, government affairs and Splunk for Good functions. Scott has more than 20 years of experience practicing at the intersection of law, technology and leadership. Scott believes that transparency, informed debate and acting with the highest ethics are particularly relevant to his work at Splunk, the Data-to-Everything company. He believes that establishing and maintaining trust is paramount, and promotes this within Splunk and the industry. Scott joined Splunk as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary in 2012 before working up to his current role. Prior to Splunk he was legal counsel at Autodesk, Inc. and Tellabs, Inc. Before transitioning to in-house legal counsel, Scott worked at Morrison and Foerster LLP and Thoits, Love, Hershberger & McClean LLP, where he specialized in corporate finance, acquisitions, intellectual property and technology licensing. Scott earned a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the occasionally competitive Cal Ski Team. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  Outside of work, Scott is passionate about his family, friends, community and the health of our planet.

What You Really Do:

Help remove barriers for colleagues, make sense of complexity and help us make the most sustainable, ethical & informed decision

First Day at Splunk:

My first day was the first day of Splunk’s annual Sales Kick Off, 2012 — it started fast and has not slowed down since!


Time with family, running, cycling, skiing, backpacking and gardening

Favorite Quote

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Favorite Movie:

Impossible to pick one — Shawshank Redemption, The Dawn Wall and Captain Fantastic are all moving

Favorite Album:

Anything by Green Day, Alicia Keys or SF Symphony

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