Aine Lyons

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, WW Legal Operations, VMware


Aine Lyons is the head of worldwide legal operations and chief of staff for VMware’s General Counsel. She performs a global role and is responsible for driving operational excellence through iterative, scalable innovation. Aine fosters cohesion and synchronicity in a legal department that is global, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary. Aine has achieved an 18% reduction in legal spend over the last four years through transformative initiatives. Such improvements in client service and customer experience are among the many reasons VMware won the 2016 Financial Times’ “Most Innovative In-House Legal Team Award” Aine is the founding member of, and European lead for, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC).


Aine graduated cum laude from the University of Limerick, with a B.A. in Law and European Studies (1993) and an M.A. in European Integration – Law, Economics and Politics (1995). After graduating, Aine was admitted to the roll of solicitors by the Irish High Court in 1997.