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Gillian Thackray

The Clorox Company
Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Oakland, CA, USA

Gillian Thackray is Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel at The Clorox Company, a consumer products company headquartered in Oakland, Ca with a diversified portfolio of products that, in addition to their iconic bleach and cleaning products also includes such leading brands as Kingsford Charcoal, Brita water filtration products, Glad bags, wraps and containers, and Burt’s Bees natural personal care products. In this role, Ms. Thackray oversees IP strategy, enforcement and licensing. She also advises the Company regarding IP in M&A activity, and counsels the business on complex IP transactions, partnerships, and business opportunities.

Prior to joining Clorox, Ms. Thackray was a partner with the AmLaw 100 firms of Quinn Emanuel and Covington and Burling, providing clients with strategic guidance regarding patent assets, including advice regarding IP in M&A and joint ventures, as well as litigating patent cases. Prior to moving in-house, she was named a ‘Rising Star’ by Super Lawyers for three consecutive years. Ms. Thackray is also a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer’s honorary society.

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