Santa Clara Law’s High Tech Law Institute presents

In-House Counsel Institute

Santa Clara University
June 28, 29 & 30, 2018

Intensive training for experienced lawyers to better serve the in-house legal needs of high tech companies in today’s fast-paced global environment.

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The In-House Counsel Institute offers three full days of in-depth training with opportunities for interactive hands-on practice.  The In-House Counsel Institute, directed by the High Tech Law Institute Managing Director, Tom Lavelle, features a faculty of legal thought leaders from several prominent tech companies and law firms to teach the course.

The course is aimed at attorneys transitioning from law firms or public agencies to in-house positions, and to those attorneys wishing to enhance the quality of their service to in-house counsel.

Tom LavelleTom Lavelle, Managing Director, High Tech Law Institute, served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rambus Inc., VP and General Counsel at Xilinx, Inc., and VP and General Counsel at Next Computer, Inc. for Steve Jobs. He also spent sixteen years in senior legal positions at Intel Corporation. A 1976 graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law, Tom is a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.


Sponsored by the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara Law

High Tech Law Institute

Santa Clara Law has one of the nation’s highest-ranked intellectual property and high tech law programs, and has for years placed its alumni in key positions in both law firms and corporate legal departments focused on high tech. Our location in Silicon Valley enables us to be an integral part of one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in the world.

About Our Silicon Valley Location

  1. South of San Francisco and north of San Jose
  2. Home to world-class tech companies, such as Apple, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Yahoo!, Google, Cisco, Oracle, Genentech, and Facebook
  3. A hotbed of thousands of start-up companies working to develop disruptive new technologies in the telecommunications, computing, and biotech industries
  4. Mediterranean climate with sunshine 300 days a year