Josh Yaker

VP, General Counsel

Fast Facts

  • 20 years in corporate, commercial, and compliance law
  • Joined HelloWorld in 2013 following general counsel positions with diverse businesses
  • University of Michigan law and undergraduate alum

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Josh Yaker

Josh is HelloWorld’s General Counsel, responsible for the company’s legal affairs, including compliance in the areas of promotion and marketing law, data privacy, mobile communications, and social media. He has practiced corporate, commercial and compliance law for more than 20 years. Josh earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. Before joining HelloWorld in 2013, he was general counsel with a variety of companies, including Detroit Diesel and Energy Conversion Devices. Josh is based in HelloWorld’s Southfield office.

Let's learn more about Josh:

Q. What was your very first job?

I was an ice cream truck driver at age 18.  

Q. What is your leadership philosophy? 

Deep down, you almost always like how a real leader makes you feel, the way you find yourself working harder and pushing yourself and thinking in ways you couldn’t ever get to on your own.

Q. What is one of the most unique experiences you’ve ever had?

I was a movie extra in the 1980’s cult classic, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Q. Is there a little known fact/hidden talent that we should know about you?

Yes! Coaching basketball shooting.

Q. What skill would you like to learn?

Coding. Or maybe the banjo.

 

Recent Publications

Mapping the Regulations Protecting Children’s Privacy Online