Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs
Laurie Self is vice president and counsel of government affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she specializes in intellectual property and related policy matters. Based in Washington, D.C., Self represents the Company before Congress and a number of U.S. government offices and within various professional and advocacy groups. She also supports Qualcomm’s strategy and initiatives to promote strong intellectual property rights in China and other emerging markets and to combat counterfeiting and gray-market mobile devices and components. Her particular focus is to ensure that U.S. intellectual property and trade policies provide the necessary protections and incentives to support the Company’s R&D-driven business model. Prior to her arrival at Qualcomm in July 2012, Self was a partner at top-tier law firm Covington & Burling, where she chaired the firm’s intellectual property practice group.