David Estrada

Chief Policy Officer
Bird

David Estrada is the Chief Policy Officer at Bird, where he oversees the company’s government relations, regulatory compliance, and legal affairs.

David has spent his career helping Fortune 500 companies and rapidly growing ventures navigate legal and regulatory challenges while launching cutting edge technological innovations. Before joining Bird, he was Vice President of Government Relations for Lyft from 2014 to 2015 where he helped the company work with cities to bring car ride-sharing to communities from coast to coast. As one of the leading experts in emerging transportation policy, he also successfully established the regulatory framework across the country for what became known as Transportation Network Companies. Before that, David was the Legal Director for Google X where he pioneered some of the first state laws and regulations governing autonomous vehicles, Google Glass, and drone delivery. Most recently, he was the Chief Legal Officer and Head of Public Policy at Kitty Hawk Corporation where he helped the company debut the first personal electric aircraft vehicle.

David holds a BA in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a JD from the University of California at Berkeley.

David believes in Bird’s mission because he wants all cities to have better access to affordable, environmentally friendly transportation alternatives. Given his background in transportation policy and his history of advocating for its positive advancement and growth, David thinks Bird can help any city have a greener and better future.



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