Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Nell O’Donnell is senior vice president and general counsel at McAfee. In this role, she is responsible for all legal matters at McAfee, including regulatory compliance.

Before joining McAfee, Nell was senior vice president and general counsel at Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Broadcom. She was also senior vice president, corporate secretary, and general counsel at Micromuse Inc., which was acquired by IBM. She has held senior legal positions at LucasArts and Verifone and was in private practice.

Nell is a technology industry veteran with a strong background in intellectual property, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, regulatory compliance, commercial transactions (including SaaS and cloud-based subscriptions), employment matters, media rights, product marketing, and promotional practices.

She is a trusted business advisor known for building high-performance, cost-effective legal teams and for championing cultural change initiatives in alignment with corporate goals and values.

Nell earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.