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Chris McCleary

Chris McCleary

Visa Inc.
Associate General Counsel, Global Brand & Client Management
Foster City, CA, USA


Christopher McCleary leads the Visa Inc. Legal department's global operations in marketing and sponsorships, as well as in the areas of intellectual property and client licensing.

Prior to taking his position with Visa Inc., McCleary was senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Visa International Service Association, focusing on that company's "Visa Worldwide Services" legal department. Before that, he was a senior vice president in Visa U.S.A. Inc.'s legal department, focusing on marketing and advertising matters. 

McCleary also served as General Counsel for move.com, a real estate and relocation internet portal, and practiced law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, specializing in intellectual property matters.

McCleary has authored articles and spoken on a number of marketing matters such as advertising law, sports marketing, "ambush marketing", and sports sponsorship issues.

McCleary received his B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan in 1986 and his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 1991.

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