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Cynthia Lock Tregillis

Western Digital
Deputy General Counsel - Contracts, Products & Intellectual Property
Irvine, CA, USA


Cynthia Tregillis is the Deputy General Counsel of Contracts, Products and Intellectual Property for Western Digital Corporation, , which is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that markets its products under the G-Technology, HGST, SanDisk, Tegile, Upthere, and WD brands to OEMS, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.  Ms. Tregillis currently manages the Legal Department’s teams that have responsibility over commercial transactions and business support, product development and marketing, and intellectual property.  Her team is located in the United States, Europe, Israel, Japan, China, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Ms. Tregillis established the trademark and brand protection group for Western Digital in October 2012. From December 2015 until September 2016, Ms. Tregillis was the Interim Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with global responsibility for development of Western Digital’s patent portfolio, trademark portfolio, and trade secrets and brand protection programs.  With the acquisition of SanDisk, Ms. Tregillis was named Vice President of Global Brand Protection and Trademarks for all of Western Digital’s brands.

Under Ms. Tregillis’ leadership, was named as the Technology and Consumer Electronics Industry Team of the Year Award in 2014 and 2017 by the World Trademark Review.  Ms. Tregillis is included in the World Trademark Review’s WTR 300 publication, which identifies the world’s premier corporate trademark professionals.  In June 2017, Ms. Tregillis was awarded the Americas Women in Business Law Managing IP In-House Award by Managing Intellectual Property. 

Prior to joining Western Digital, Ms. Tregillis was an attorney Of Counsel working in the Orange County and Los Angeles offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly LLP. Ms. Tregillis’ private practice focused on trademark infringement and patent infringement cases in federal court and before the International Trade Commission.

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