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Eileen Evans

Hewlett-Packard Company
Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Open Source Strategy and Intellectual Property Hewlett-Packard Company

Eileen Evans is the vice president and associate general counsel of Open Source Strategy and Intellectual Property at HP. In her role, Evans is responsible for leading open source strategy as well as related intellectual property and program management. She also leads legal support and helps to drive the open source business strategy for HP Cloud Services. Currently, Evans is representing HP on the proposed OpenStack Foundation Board, serves on the OpenStack Legal Committee and is actively participating in other cloud-related open source communities.

During her 12 year tenure with Sun Microsystems, Evans was a director and associate general counsel where she led and managed legal support for various hardware and software business units.  She also served as a lead open source legal strategist, where she led, managed and supported numerous open source projects, including Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris, OpenOffice.org and NetBeans. 

Prior to joining Sun Microsystems, Evans practiced in the Technology Transactions Group at Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich, now DLA Piper, in Palo Alto, California.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law.