Senior Transactions Officer
Judy Genovese, J.D. is Senior Transactions Officer at USC Stevens Center for Innovation, leading contracting responsibilities for USC Stevens and bringing a strong legal background to her role.
As Senior Transactions Officer, she oversees the preparation and execution of inter-institutional agreements, material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements. She also works with the corporate collaborations staff in negotiation of master collaboration agreements and other industry-centric agreements, and with the licensing associates on negotiation of patent and software licenses and other agreements related to USC-owned intellectual property. Genovese also works with other USC departments on intellectual property issues in their agreements.
Genovese has been a licensed attorney for over 40 years and has an extensive background in technology, litigation, sales and general corporate practice. Prior to joining USC, she was a director in the legal groups at computer software companies Oracle America and Sun Microsystems, where she led due diligence on Sun’s acquisition of a major product line, and SeeBeyond Technology Corporation, where she negotiated contracts with key vendors such as General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer and Blue Cross.
Genovese earned her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Santa Clara University. She is a member of the State Bar of California, Licensing Executives Society and Association of University Technology Managers.