Sharon Barner

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Sharon Barner
Vice-president and general  counsel
Cummins Inc


Sharon Barner is vice-president and general counsel for Cummins, responsible for global legal matters, including support of strategic corporate initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory, compliance and other risk management activities. Prior to joining Cummins, she served as deputy director of the US Patent and Trademark Office where she was responsible for patent and trademark operations. Barner also enjoyed a distinguished career at Foley & Lardner, a global law firm, where she was a partner (1996–2009, 2011), a member of the firm’s executive management Committee (2003–2009), and chair of the IP department (2006–2009).