Meet the Speaker: Jennifer Salinas, Executive Director, Global Litigation, Lenovo

I am a senior executive and the global head of litigation for Lenovo the largest PC company worldwide.

At Lenovo, a public company with $50B revenue and headquarters in both Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina, I serve on the senior legal leadership team, report directly to the Chief Legal Officer and support the board of directors and audit committee. In addition, I am currently serving as a board member of Batholith, a private company.

As the head of litigation globally for Lenovo, I lead and oversee litigation strategy for intellectual property, corporate securities, labor & employment, product liability and other areas, including class actions, across three business units and all business lines. My expertise further includes M&A due diligence, brand protection, contract negotiations, compliance, insurance recoveries and review of SEC disclosure documents, and I have extensive experience in negotiating intellectual property licensing agreements.

Leveraging my prior roles as a former equity partner and first chair trial patent litigator at two AmLaw 100 firms, I also lead multiple teams of up to 80 in-house and outside counsel across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Highly valued as a mentor and sponsor of legal talent who attracts and retains diverse, high-performance teams, I am one of three executive sponsors and a board member of Lenovo’s enterprise-wide Hispanic employee resource group, Hispanics of Lenovo Association. While in private practice, I was a member of the senior management-level Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Council and led the Women’s Lawyer Group. I am committed to creating and supporting diverse talent pipelines and, from 2018-2019, served as the National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association, where I oversaw a board of 70+ members for a national non-profit membership organization comprised of thousands of lawyers.

Industry experience: technology (hardware, software and support), biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductor, surgical robotics, consumer electronics, sporting equipment and other areas.

Bar admissions: California and the District of Columbia

Education: J.D., cum laude, Loyola Law School (Order of the Coif); B.A., San Diego State University; Executive Leadership Program, Harvard University

Recipient of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association Mary V. Orozco Abriendo Caminos Award, among other awards, and former Board Member of the Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Public Law Center.

Jennifer is married to her husband Gabe. She has two sons Neil (26 years old) and Anthony (20 years old) and two step-daughters Emma (18 years old) and Tessa (12 years old).