Sharon Owlett

Adjunct Professor of Law & Managing Attorney, William & Mary's Business Law Clinic

Degrees: J.D., University of Virginia; B.A., The American University School of Government and Public Administration

Email: [[smowlett,Sharon Owlett]]

Sharon Owlett has spent the majority of her career serving as a corporate executive and in-house General Counsel. She has worked in both government and private industry, with large corporations and with start-ups. In her role as counsel, she participated in mergers and acquisitions for both private and public companies as well as in a highly successful IPO. She directed litigation, investigations, and corporate and board programs and training in ethics and governance. In addition to her experience as counsel, she has headed departments in finance and accounting, human resources, contracts and purchasing, government security, and government relations. She has extensive experience with government contracts, including those involving national security elements, and has instituted and run programs on protection of classified and other sensitive information. She has also worked extensively with print and broadcast media. She has significant experience as a member of corporate and non-profit boards and currently serves on or as an advisor to several non-profit boards. She also currently serves as an Executive Partner with the Raymond A. Mason School of Business of the College of William and Mary, advising undergraduate business and MBA students.

She received her undergraduate degree from The American University School of Government and Public Administration and received her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in Virginia and Georgia.