Michelle Greer Galloway is Of Counsel to the Cooley litigation department and its IP group, where she has practiced since 1993. She focuses on patent litigation and advises clients on legal, strategic and technical issues of information management. She also provides strategic counsel to companies and teams on best practices for managing talent in complex organizations including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Michelle is a lecturer at Stanford Law School, Santa Clara University and IE University in Madrid. She teaches courses in patent law, expert witnesses, law practice management leadership and influence skills. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and for organizations on a range of both legal and leadership topics.
She received a bachelor’s of economics and political science from Stanford and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School where she was the topics development editor of the Stanford Law Review. She also received a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell.
Michelle is an active volunteer and has been recognized for her service to Stanford, receiving the Governor’s Award in 2013 and the Stanford Medal in 2020 for decades of volunteer service. She has also served in volunteer leadership roles with many Bay Area organizations including as a board member for the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League and Silicon Valley Shakespeare.
Michelle first came in contact with Second Harvest over 20 years ago when her three young sons participated in scouting and collected and donated food. To teach their children about the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism, they engaged them in helping choose the local charities that would receive their family’s financial donations each year. Even today, years later, they continue this tradition and Second Harvest remains at the top of the list.