Alyssa Harvey Dawson is General Counsel and Head of Legal, Privacy and Data Governance, at Sidewalk Labs. Before joining Sidewalk, Alyssa was a Vice President in Legal at Harman International Industries, the audio and connected car company. While at Harman, Alyssa managed a global team of attorneys, paralegals, and technology specialists and developed the global IP strategy, working closely with Harman’s corporate technology office and business divisions. As part of the IP strategy, she established a revenue-generating business segment focused on deriving additional value from Harman’s many technologies, brands and patents.
Prior to Harman, Alyssa was at Netflix, where she worked with the business and product development teams on putting in place the strategy and complex licensing agreements that put Netflix on every major consumer electronics device. She also developed the IP strategy, focusing on strategic patenting and globalizing the company’s trademarks. Alyssa also worked at Autodesk, where she served as division counsel to multiple business units and lead counsel for sales and operations; led on several important acquisitions for the company; and advised on general corporate law, product marketing, copyright, privacy, open-source matters, and sales and distribution agreements.