DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL, HEAD OF LICENSING & OPEN SOURCE AT META
Shayne O’Reilly is Director & Associate General Counsel, Head of Licensing & Open Source at Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.) where he leads a team responsible for technology transactions, IP licensing and transactions, M&A (commercial & IP support), standards, open source, and academic collaborations. Shayne previously served as Associate General Counsel for IP Litigation at Meta Platforms, Inc. where he managed domestic and international intellectual property litigation matters. Shayne currently serves on the Board of the Crypto Open Patent Alliance and is a member of The Conference Board Chief IP Officers Council. Prior to joining Facebook, Shayne worked for Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton LLP where his practice focused on patent litigation, client counseling, technology transactions, M&A due diligence, and post grant review work. Outside of work, Shayne enjoys working with non-profit organizations and serves on the Board of The Ron Clark Academy and the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League. Shayne has received the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 award, MCCA Rising Star award, and National Bar Association Diversity in Tech award. Shayne is a registered patent attorney. Shayne earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and his Juris Doctor from the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law.