Jessica Nguyen leads (and built from the ground up) the legal department at PayScale, a rapidly growing tech company based in Seattle focused on cloud-based compensation management solutions. Currently, PayScale is #6 on the GeekWire tech start-up rankings. Prior to PayScale, Jessica supported the Outlook and Exchange teams at Microsoft and helped other tech start-ups (Avalara and hibu) scale and grow their businesses.
Nilanka Maldeniya is Senior Corporate Counsel at AMD’s (Advanced Micro Devices) headquarters in Santa Clara, California. She represents the business in diverse commercial and hardware/software licensing matters and manages the company’s marketing legal function and global trademark portfolio. Prior to AMD Nilanka was in private practice at the leading Toronto law firms of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP where she focused on corporate/securities law and commercial/regulatory insurance law, respectively.
Nilanka has authored numerous articles on insurance law matters and previously spoken on the topics of Anti-Bribery and Foreign Corruption Practices and M&A Legal Challenges. Nilanka received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. She is a dual-licensed attorney, being a member of the California Bar as well as of the Law Society of Upper Canada.