Michael J. Holston is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for HP, responsible for the company's worldwide legal affairs, including patents and licenses, litigation and regulatory matters. He also oversees the company's compliance, government affairs, privacy and ethics operations. Most recently Holston was a partner in the litigation practice at Morgan Lewis, where, among other clients, he supported HP as external counsel on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters for more than 10 years. At Morgan Lewis, Holston gained extensive trial experience, trying scores of criminal and civil cases, and handled class-action lawsuits for numerous clients nationwide. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Holston served as a prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is also a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he teaches and lectures on trial advocacy for the National Institute of Trial Attorneys. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Holston has a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S.M.E. from the University of Notre Dame.