Cockpit Counsel

Intentional Integrity with Rob Chesnut from Airbnb 

Rob Chesnut is the former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb, and Author of the Bestseller Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution. Earlier in his career, Rob was the Senior Vice President, Trust and Safety at eBay. It’s safe to say, he’s got stories to share that you won’t want to miss!

This episode of Cockpit Counsel is all about the importance of integrity in the workplace and how legal can effectively promote a culture of integrity. 

Key takeaways

  • Defining integrity and how Rob drove integrity into the culture at Airbnb
  • Common “integrity traps” for companies, and how to avoid them 
  • Leadership advice and traits of an effective legal leader
  • And more! 

Prepare to delve deeper into the world of ethics through real-life experiences and actionable insights. Watch now!


  • 00:29: Rob Chesnut’s Introduction and Background 
  • 17:53: Managing Up: Integrity
  • 19:08: Vulnerability and Integrity Moments
  • 21:46: Potential for Integrity Problems
  • 30:22: The Importance of Transparency and Trust
  • 35:40: Navigating Gray Areas
  • 37:21: Defining Company Values
  • 41:19: Rob’s Integrity Class at Airbnb
  • 45:45: Integrity in Regulated Industries
  • 48:13: Career Growth Advice
  • 50:11: Impact of Supporting Families (Check out Safe & Sound here!


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Tim ParillaChief Legal Officer, LinkSquares
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Rob ChesnutFormer Chief Ethics Officer, Airbnb