Euonda G. Skyles

Ms. Skyles is an experienced litigator and trusted legal adviser, who specializes in intellectual property matters. Ms. Skyles has significant experience with patent litigation matters, complex technology transactions, privacy and data security incident response and compliance, and intellectual property portfolio management and development. Her litigation experience also includes representing technology companies in e-commerce, class actions, employment, bankruptcy, and corporate derivative suits.

Ms. Skyles recently joined Capital One in McLean, VA, where she serves as assistant general counsel. Before that, Ms Skyles was Of Counsel at Orrick Herrington as a part of its intellectual property group in Washington, D.C. Previously, she served as head of litigation and risk management/compliance at SafeNet, Inc., a data security and encryption technology company based in Maryland. Prior to SafeNet, she ran her own law practice, Skyles Law Group in the greater Washington metro area, where she managed litigation and other dispute resolution matters for a variety of technology and media companies. Before moving to the East Coast, Ms. Skyles worked for over a decade in Silicon Valley. She held the role of Litigation Counsel for Yahoo! Inc., where she oversaw domestic and international litigation and provided legal counsel to business clients in the areas of product planning, product compliance, litigation avoidance, and contractual matters such as technology licensing, indemnities, warranties, joint-ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Skyles also worked as a Litigation Associate for Fenwick & West LLP in Palo Alto, California and was a law clerk for the Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Ms. Skyles graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in History. She obtained a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. Ms. Skyles is admitted to the California and D.C. bars. She resides in Rockville, Maryland, with her husband and two (very cute) daughters.

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Job Types Counsel
Areas of Practice 1) intellectual property, 2) patent litigation matters, 3) complex technology transactions and 4) privacy and data security
Law School Stanford Law School (J.D.,1998)
Education Cornell University (B.A.,1992)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Capital One
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