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Michelle Ontiveros Gross

Ms. Gross is counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group in Northern California. Her practice includes a wide range of intellectual property-related matters, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing, as well as intellectual property strategy and commercialization, copyright, patent and trademark matters and integration of business units and product lines in connection with mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on data privacy and security matters, including with respect to cybersecurity, technology and data initiatives, development of privacy and data security policies and product development.

Ms. Gross also has significant experience advising clients on large-scale, complex business process and information technology outsourcing transactions (across a broad range of business processes such as finance and accounting, information technology, application development and maintenance, human resources, claims processing, logistics, co-location, and facilities management).

Her practice also includes experience providing legal advice within the payments industry, including with respect to mobile payments, ecommerce and other emerging payment systems.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of New York


  • B.S., Stanford University, 2001
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2004

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2014


  • 1600 El Camino Real
    Menlo Park, CA
    P: +1 650 752 2073
    F: +1 650 752 3673