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Patrick Lee McGill

Patrick Lee McGill

Meta Company
Associate General Counsel
San Mateo, CA, USA


Patrick McGill, Esq., is Associate General Counsel at Meta Company, an emerging augmented reality company working to bring about the next generation of computing.  At Meta, Patrick directs company- wide legal strategy with respect to a variety of matters, including developing and managing Meta’s intellectual property portfolio, dispute management, licensing, and strategic contracts and partnerships.

Prior to joining Meta, Patrick was a litigation associate at Irell & Manella LLP in Newport Beach, CA, and at Winston & Strawn LLP in New York, NY.  At both firms, Patrick represented a variety of clients in high-stake litigation in Federal and state trial and appellate courts across the United States, handling intellectual property disputes (patent and trademark), SEC enforcement actions and various corporate disputes. He also has defended clients subject to DOJ and IRS investigations.

Patrick’s pro bono work is an important part of his practice, and has ranged from obtaining adjudication of refugee status and resettlement in the U.S. for a Somali woman fleeing persecution from al-Shabaab, obtaining permanent residency for three juvenile foreign nationals who fled to the United States after experiencing abuse and neglect in their home countries (Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status), and representing a Tennessee death row inmate in his post-conviction challenge to his felony murder conviction – including before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Patrick received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2009, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. in History, cum laude, from Yale University in 2006.

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