Joseph K.B. Fonlon, Esq. is Senior and Lead Counsel for the Compute Solutions, High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence Business Units within Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Company, where he serves as strategic advisor to the General Managers (GMs) and first point of contact for all legal issues relating to such business units, including customer escalations, contractual support, advice and counseling, and legal, regulatory and policy compliance.
Joseph was previously in private practice with two full service law firms, Winstead PC and Jackson Walker LLP and has extensive experience representing a wide range of entities in structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments.
Joseph also has experience as a business consultant and has counseled the senior management of various organizations on business strategy, marketing, commercialization and general corporate matters. A former researcher and scientist, Joseph worked with several prominent pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, including Human Genome Sciences, Inc. and MedImmune LLC, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca.
Joseph enjoys giving back to his community and spends a significant amount of time serving as a career coach and mentor, volunteering, organizing legal clinics and sitting on the board of several non-profit organizations, including the Good Shepherd Sustainable Learning Foundation, a 501(c) non-profit organization which supports the intellectual, spiritual and physical growth of coed secondary and high school students in Cameroon, by facilitating the construction and operation of new schools, which integrate life skills, creative thinking, entrepreneurship and leadership skills into secondary and high school education.
Joseph holds a BSc. in Biochemistry from Columbia Union College, an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship from the William and Mary Mason School of Business and a J.D. from the William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Joseph has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Star.