SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND COUNSEL OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AT QUALCOMM
Laurie Self is Senior Vice President and Counsel of Government Affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she specializes in intellectual property and technology policy issues, including at the intersection of antitrust, trade, standards, and national security. Based in Washington, D.C., Ms. Self leads a team that is focused on ensuring that US laws and policies provide the necessary protections to support the Company’s R&D-driven business model and technology leadership. Through government outreach and education, she has helped Qualcomm navigate the policy landscape – regulatory, legislative, political and trade – while positioning the Company as a trusted industry advisor. In addition to her public policy work, Ms. Self is passionate about diversity issues and is supporting efforts with Congress and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office to tackle the lack of diversity among patent holders. Prior to joining Qualcomm in July 2012, Ms. Self was a partner at the law firm Covington & Burling, where she chaired the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Ms. Self holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and a Juris Doctor from Education University of Virginia School of Law.