Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer
Mark Chandler is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer, of Cisco, where he manages a team of 450 professionals, including legal, employee relations, ethics, investigations and brand protection teams. Previously, he was Managing Attorney for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in Paris. Chandler joined Cisco in 1996 upon the acquisition of StrataCom, Inc., where he had been general counsel. Prior to working at StrataCom he worked for six years as vice president for corporate development and general counsel of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of hard disk drives.
Chandler is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Stanford Law School, the Board of Trustees of Belmont Hill School in Belmont, Massachusetts, the US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council, and the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He has previously served as member and chairman of the City of Palo Alto Planning Commission, and as a member of the Palo Alto Utilities Advisory Commission. In 2010, The National Law Journal named him one of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade and in 2013, American Lawyer numbered him among the "Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years."
Chandler holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude (1978) from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a juris doctor degree from Stanford Law School (1981).
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