Catherine Lacavera

Director of IP, Litigation and Employment, Google Inc.

Catherine Lacavera joined Google in 2005.  As Director of IP, Litigation and Employment, she manages a team of 150 attorneys and technical advisors, and oversees a global litigation docket that has included more than 1000 patent and other intellectual property matters, including the Viacom and other copyright litigation against YouTube, and the Apple, Microsoft and Oracle copyright and patent litigation directed at Android.  Ms. Lacavera also advises on complex licenses and acquisitions, including the acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, the acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion and the sale of Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35 billion.  She obtained her Bachelor of Computer Engineering, Juris Doctorate and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.  She has been named one of Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40, one of the world's 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP, and a Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder.  Previously, Ms. Lacavera practiced IP litigation in New York City at a global law firm.