Monica is an experienced legal leader for entrepreneurial companies in high growth and expansion markets, and specializes in intellectual property, data protection, privacy and licensing matters. She is currently the CLO of Globiana Inc. which provides relocation support services on its proprietary cloud platform for companies and their internationally relocated employees. Monica is also concurrently the GC of Creatubbles PTE LTD. which provides a safe, global social network for teachers, children, and parents, focused on artwork and creativity. Monica also serves as a consultant to high tech, CPG and biotech companies on IP matters, licensing, patent monetization, partnership and joint development arrangements, and cross-border matters to Europe and Asia.
Previously, Monica was EVP/GC of Article One Partners, a global crowdsourcing company specializing in the discovery and use of prior art in strategic patent litigation, licensing and prosecution matters. Monica also worked with The Clorox Company where she was Director of IP litigation, functioned as lead counsel for the three of the company’s largest business units and served on the M&A, compliance, social media, and transactions teams. Earlier in her legal career, Monica was an IP attorney with firms in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Before attending law school, Monica worked as an engineer with Procter & Gamble and was the principle in an engineering consulting firm.
Monica is recognized as one of the world’s leading IP strategists in the IAM Strategy 300 and she serves as an advisor on IP, social media, privacy and data protection matters for several government organizations. She is a past Chair of the IP Committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel and a member of various Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area and national professional and philanthropic organizations, including currently serving as a board member and Secretary for the East Bay SPCA.
Monica is a member of the California and Georgia Bars and is a USPTO registered patent attorney. She holds a JD from Tulane Law School and a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Pulp and Paper Technology from North Carolina State University. Monica is an avid sports fan, an aspiring pilot, soccer coach and outdoor enthusiast. She lives in the Bay area with her three children and a menagerie of pets.