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Lisa G. McFall

Lisa G. McFall

Workday, Inc.
Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property
Pleasanton, CA, USA


Lisa McFall is Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Workday, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.  She has deep expertise in all facets of strategic IP creation, management and risk mitigation, along with patent acquisition, monetization and enforcement strategies. 

Prior to joining Workday, Ms. McFall co-founded and was Managing Director of Ovidian Group, LLC, a first-of-its-kind strategic intellectual property business advisory firm.  Ovidian was acquired by Pendrell Corporation in 2011, and Ms. McFall became VP of IP Operations and Chief Litigation Counsel for Pendrell and its subsidiaries including ContentGuard, Inc.

Prior to Ovidian, Ms. McFall served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel, at Yahoo!, where she was head of IP Litigation and Conflict Management from 2004 to 2009. 

Prior to 2004, Ms. McFall spent 10 years litigating patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases at Brown & Bain and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She has litigated cases in a wide variety of tribunals, including numerous U.S. District Courts, the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission, and has also arbitrated matters with the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. McFall received her Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin School of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Law Review and President of the Moot Court Board.  Ms. McFall received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Stanford University where she focused on US-Soviet civil/military relations.

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