Full Name
Michele Connors
Title
Assistant General Counsel
Organization
Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Michele Connors has been with Cirrus Logic, Inc. since 2018 in the role of Assistant General Counsel. She advises clients in all areas of the business – drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements; driving strategy regarding the company’s environmental, social, and governance and ethics and compliance programs; overseeing employment law issues; and providing general legal support.

Before joining Cirrus Logic, Michele worked at Dell Inc. in the role of Senior Director, IP. She counseled the business on complex IP issues – with responsibility for managing patent assertions and licensing requests, driving patent policy, conducting IP due diligence for M&A deals, and building relationships with the government, suppliers, and members of the tech community.

Michele graduated summa cum laude with B.S. and B.A. degrees from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in California. She started her career as a litigation associate at Heller Ehrman in Silicon Valley then moved to Austin, TX where she was a patent litigator at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before going in-house.

Michele is active with ChIPs, an organization dedicated to advancing and connecting women working at the intersection of technology, law, and policy; she serves on the leadership team for the Texas Regional Chapter.
Michele Connors