Daniel Cooperman to Join Apple as General Counsel

“Apple today announced that Daniel Cooperman, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Oracle Corporation, will join Apple as the company’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Cooperman will begin at Apple on November 1.

 “Dan will be an excellent addition to our team and will fit right into Apple’s fast paced culture,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Dan is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in securities compliance, intellectual property, litigation and corporate governance.”Apple also announced that Donald J. Rosenberg, who has served as Apple’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, is leaving the company.

“We thank Don for his contributions to Apple during the past ten months, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

At Oracle, Cooperman has been responsible for Oracle’s legal department, including worldwide legal policies, corporate governance, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial licensing, intellectual property, employment law, litigation, patent law and legal support for Oracle’s various business units. Cooperman currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Software & Information Industry Association, the largest trade association in the software industry. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee of Corporate General Counsel and is on the Advisory Council for the Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School.

Prior to joining Oracle, he was a partner with the San Francisco-based law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen (now known as Bingham McCutchen), and served as chair of the firm’s 65-lawyer Business & Transactions Group and managing partner of the San Jose office.

Cooperman graduated summa cum laude with highest distinction in economics from Dartmouth College in 1972, then attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and School of Law, receiving both his M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford in 1976. ”

Since my mom works at Oracle, it will be kind of weird seeing someone go form one company to the next, but this is business!

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