Lecturer in Law
Michelle Greer Galloway is of counsel to the Cooley Litigation department. Ms. Galloway is resident in the Palo Alto office and joined the Firm in August 1993. She was a partner of the Firm from January 1997 through April 2000. She now serves as of counsel working with Cooley and teaching at local law schools.
Ms. Galloway's technology litigation practice focuses on patent litigation and strategic counseling. Ms. Galloway also advises clients on legal, strategic and technical issues of information management, including electronically stored information, in compliance with a variety of litigation, regulatory and jurisdictional areas. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced E-Discovery Institute and is a member of The Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production. She is a Contributing Editor of The Sedona Conference® Primer on Social Media (2012). Ms. Galloway also advises clients in the area of risk management, compliance, and ethics. She serves as Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Section, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee and Chairs the ABA Task Force regarding USPTO proposed disciplinary rule changes. In 2013, she was awarded the ABA IPL Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Contribution.
She is a lecturer teaching courses in patent litigation and 21st century lawyering skills at Stanford Law School and a lecturer at Santa Clara Law School teaching courses in patent litigation, pre-trial litigation techniques, and law practice management. She has also served as a lecturer in patent litigation at Hastings. She is a volunteer at Stanford Law School, including serving as Chair of the Law Fund and a member of the Stanford Associates. She is a 2012 recipient of the Stanford Associates Governors' Award to honor exemplary volunteer service to the University over an extended period.
She has lectured on a wide range of both general and IP litigation topics. Ms. Galloway has been a speaker at conferences and meetings of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, IPO, Advanced Patent Law Institute, Silicon Valley IP Law Association, San Francisco IP Law Association, Silicon Valley General Counsel Association's Annual Meeting, Georgetown Advanced EDiscovery Institute, Santa Clara County Bar Association, Santa Cruz County Bar Association, California Women Lawyers, and WestLegalEd. Ms. Galloway speaks on a range of topics including attorney ethics, IP ethics, confidentiality and privilege, elimination of bias (including effective lawyering in multigenerational and multicultural environments), gender communication and career strategies, substance abuse, ediscovery, patent litigation, and law practice management.
She also has published several articles including:
- Corporate Preservation Efforts Require More than "Latchkey" Custodians, ABA Section of Litigation, Committee on Corporate Counsel (April 2010) (coauthored with Ruth C. Hauswirth)
- E-Discovery: One Year of the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 64 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 201 (2008) (coauthored with Emily Burns and Jeffrey Gross)
- Drafting Common Sense Patents for Judges and Juries, IP Litigator March/April 2006 (coauthored with Lee Kaplan and David Hitchcock)
- Don't Let Website Evidence Slip Through Your Fingers: How to Find, Preserve and Offer Website Evidence in Litigation, 2 Mealey's Litigation Report: Discovery (Dec. 2004) (co-authored with Michele Moreland)
- Voicemail: Do I Really Sound Like That? You Do When It Is Played In Court, 2 Mealey's Litigation Report: Discovery (Oct. 2004) (coauthored with Michele Moreland)
Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Galloway was a litigation associate in the Palo Alto office of Brown & Bain, where she focused on patent and copyright litigation. During 1995, Ms. Galloway served as an assistant district attorney for the County of San Francisco.
Ms. Galloway received a J.D. in 1989 from Stanford Law School, where she was the topics development editor of the Stanford Law Review. She received a bachelor's degree, with distinction, from Stanford University in 1986 where she majored in both economics and political science. She is a past-President and long-time board member of Cap & Gown, Stanford's women's honor society and is an active volunteer.
She is a member of the State Bar of California and its section on intellectual property, the American Bar Association and its section of patent, trademark and copyright law and section of litigation and the Santa Clara County Bar Association as well as the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts, Northern, Central and Southern Districts in California, and in the Courts of Appeals, Federal Circuit and the Ninth Circuit.