Noreen Krall is Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for Apple Inc., and is responsible for all aspects of Apple’s global commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Prior to joining Apple, Ms. Krall was the Vice President and Chief IP Counsel for Sun Microsystems, providing legal counsel over all facets of Sun’s intellectual property assets and leading Sun’s engagement on intellectual property law and policy issues.
Ms. Krall started her career as an engineer at IBM where she worked for 12 years and held various positions in both the engineering and legal departments, supporting IBM’s server, storage and global services divisions.
Ms. Krall earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Iona College and a Juris Doctor from Denver University.
Ms. Krall has been frequently recognized for her leadership skills, winning the YWCA Tribute to Women award in May 2008, being named one of the 50 Most Influential People in IP in 2010 and named as one of the Top 100 In-house Counsel in 2013. Ms. Krall was the only woman named to the first list of Top 40 IP Market Makers by the global IAM group in 2014 and was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech Law in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Ms. Krall has three daughters who are all pursuing careers in engineering.