Past: Board Secretary

Board Member Since 2008

Chief IP Counsel


Charlotte Whitaker is a corporate attorney who specializes in intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and business operations. As former Chief IP Counsel for Dow Corning, she handled worldwide intellectual property matters and advised the CEO and senior leadership team on these issues. While at Motorola, Charlotte provided IP and legal counsel for the network, mobile devices and semiconductor businesses and was the lead IP transaction counsel in the separation of Motorola Solutions from Motorola Mobility. Prior to that, she worked with the law firm of Spensley, Horn, Jubas and Lubitz, and was an engineering manager in the semiconductor industry. Charlotte received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University in San Francisco, and her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Charlotte is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and in the states of Texas and Illinois.

Bio as of 2017

As a Chicago resident, I take pride in the rich legacy of the theatre arts in Chicago, and I would like to increase my support of Chicago theatre. I have had the pleasure of attending many productions at Lookingglass and have always been impressed by the quality and creativity of each production. Specifically, I am impressed by the artistry of the Lookingglass Ensemble and the manner in which the production staff constantly re-invents the Theatre. The diversity of the work also attracted me to Lookingglass.