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Mary Shallman

The Boeing Company
Senior Counsel
Seal Beach, CA, USA


Mary Shallman is Senior Counsel for The Boeing Company in Seal Beach, California, providing intellectual property advice to the Boeing Defense, Space & Security ("BDS") business. She is currently responsible for the intellectual property issues that arise in Boeing's "Phantom Works" research and development division and for coordinating intellectual property issues across the various BDS divisions. Her responsibilities include counseling programs regarding strategies to protect company intellectual property in Government and commercial markets, participating in teams preparing proposals for major U.S. Government programs, negotiating and drafting intellectual property licenses, advising on programmatic, contracts and intellectual property issues arising in merger and acquisition transactions, providing input regarding legislative and regulatory issues of interest to Boeing, and providing training to senior leadership, contracts and supplier management groups. 

Prior to joining Boeing, Mary was in private practice for over twenty years at Morrison & Foerster in New York City, Gray Cary (now DLA Piper) in San Francisco, California, and Pettit & Martin in San Francisco, where she practiced in the Government contracts and technology transactions/intellectual property groups of those firms. During her years at these firms, she acquired extensive experience in both a broad ranging Government contracts practice, including preparing and litigating claims, bid protests, termination settlements and technology transfer transactions, and in a practice encompassing all aspects of intellectual property transactions and licensing, including drafting and negotiating software licenses, distribution and reseller/OEM agreements, services agreements, content licenses, outsourcing agreements, patent and technology licenses and trademark license agreements, advising clients regarding internet transactions including website development, advertising, terms of service agreements, etc. and providing intellectual property advice and counsel with respect to merger and acquisition transactions.   

Mary graduated from Stanford University with distinction and departmental honors (International Relations) in 1980, and received her J.D. and M.A. (Public Affairs) from the University of Minnesota in 1984. 

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