Intellectual Property Law

New Matter WINTER 2018, Volume 43, Number 4


It is with great sadness we report the death of our friend and colleague Chris Lockard who passed away on August 15, 2018 at the age of 41 after a short battle with angiosarcoma. The California Lawyers Association sends its deepest sympathy to Chris’s wife Melissa and his two young sons Josh and Aaron.

Chris served on the Intellectual Property Law Section’s Executive Committee from 2014 to 2017. Prior to that he was the chair of the Section’s Copyright Interest Group. He also chaired The Copyright Office Comes to California program, spoke and moderated panels at various Section programs, and served as a delegate on the Section’s 2015 Washington D.C. delegation.

With degrees in journalism, political science, government, and law, Chris began his legal career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. From Pillsbury, he moved to an in-house position at The Clorox Company, where he was Senior Corporate Counsel and Director of Privacy & Security. In 2016 he joined Salesforce, where he served most recently as Senior Director, Head of Product Legal before being promoted to Vice President last month.

Those who knew Chris admired his quiet sense of humor and wonderful smile. His colleagues in the Intellectual Property Section respected his intelligence and professionalism, and especially his ability to tactfully cut through to the key points in our sometimes meandering Executive Committee discussions. He will be deeply missed.

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