Jeff Howland is Qorvo's corporate vice president and general counsel serving as secretary to Qorvo's Board of Directors. He is responsible for all corporate legal matters, including legal filings, intellectual property (IP), technology licensing, contracts and litigation activities. Mr. Howland joined Qorvo in 2015 after serving more than 20 years as outside counsel to RFMD while he was a partner at Womble Carlyle, one of the largest and most technologically advanced business law firms in the mid-Atlantic and southeastern U.S. During his 28 years at Womble Carlyle, he provided counsel to C-level executives for both publicly traded and private technology businesses, including semiconductor, software and life science companies. Prior to this he was an attorney with Houston-based legal firm Baker & Botts, concentrating on corporate and securities work for publicly traded oil and gas companies. Mr. Howland earned his JD degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a BA in economics from Wake Forest University.