Stephen Mar

Chief Legal & Administrative Officer at Odeko

Stephen Mar is Chief Legal & Administrative Officer at Odeko, a late-stage private company that provides comprehensive operations solutions to thousands of coffee shops, cafés and other establishments. Mar oversees the company’s legal, HR, comms, corporate development, corporate governance and risk functions. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the NYU Law Alumni Association and maintains an active practice consulting and advising companies (especially startups) and business and legal leaders.  

Prior to Odeko, Mar was VP, Global Head of Litigation and Investigations at WeWork, the world’s leading global flexible space provider, where he helped lead the company through a multi-year turnaround and a de-SPAC process culminating in WeWork’s public listing in October 2021. Before that, Mar was a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, where he represented multinational public companies in high-stakes litigation, investigations, and crises. 

Mar enjoys writing and speaking on a variety of legal and leadership topics. You can follow him on LinkedIn here

My Articles

Law Firm Alchemy: Turning Professional Contacts into Career Gold

Odeko’s Chief Legal and Administrative Officer Stephen Mar and Hearst Counsel Bree Thompson, with coauthors Arian June and Kim Le of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, share a list of ways in-house lawyers can leverage law firm connections to accelerate their in-house careers. #ACCDocket #inhouse #career