GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, announced today that Louis “Lou” Lupin has joined the company as senior vice president and chief legal officer. In this role, Lupin is responsible for the company’s global legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters and will oversee all compliance programs. Lupin has also assumed the role as secretary to the GLOBALFOUNDRIES board of directors.
Lupin succeeds Alexie Lee, who had served as GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ general counsel since the inception of the company and who has recently taken on the role of chief of staff to the CEO.
“Lou is an accomplished and respected corporate general counsel with nearly 30 years of experience in litigation, intellectual property licensing, strategic relationships and portfolio management,” said Sanjay Jha, CEO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES. “Moreover, he has a keen understanding of technology, which is critical to our success. We are excited to have Lou join the GLOBALFOUNDRIES leadership team.”
Before joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Lupin was a legal consultant to Qualcomm Incorporated since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Qualcomm’s executive vice president, general counsel, and assistant secretary to the board, and as a member of the executive committee. He also sits on the advisory boards of a number of public and private companies.
Previous to Qualcomm, Lupin was a partner with Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson and Tatum (now Cooley LLP) where he focused on intellectual property litigation in the telecommunications, software and biotechnology industries. He also served as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration and a border patrol agent for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Lupin holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.