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Dan Cooperman

Dan Cooperman

Dan Cooperman

Retired General Counsel, Apple and Oracle

Dan Cooperman is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Oracle Corporation (1997-2007) under Larry Ellison and senior vice president and general counsel of Apple Inc. (2007-2009) under Steve Jobs. Following his retirement from Apple, Dan served as senior counsel at DLA Piper LLP, a global law firm, and taught a course entitled, “The Role of the Modern General Counsel” at Stanford Law and Business Schools.

Dan Cooperman is the former senior vice president and general counsel of Oracle Corporation (1997-2007) under Larry Ellison and senior vice president and general counsel of Apple Inc. (2007-2009) under Steve Jobs. Following his retirement from Apple, Dan served as senior counsel at DLA Piper LLP, a global law firm, and taught a course entitled, “The Role of the Modern General Counsel” at Stanford Law and Business Schools.

Dan has a nearly 40-year career in law and business, highlighted by his in-house experience. Throughout his career he has focused on issues related to corporate governance, risk management and conflicts in the boardroom, as well as the role of the general counsel and management of global corporate law departments.

Dan currently serves on the board of directors of Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: MOH), a Fortune 500 company specializing in providing health services for low-income families and individuals, where he chairs the nomination and corporate governance committee and the information technology and cybersecurity committee of the board. Dan also serves as a board member of Zoox, Inc., a company developing fully autonomous vehicles, and Nanoscale Components, Inc., a lithium ion battery process developer. He is a strategic adviser to Institutional Venture Partners, an active angel investor and a board member of several other private technology-based companies. He is a past board chairman of Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.

Prior to joining Oracle, Dan had been the Silicon Valley office managing partner at the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen LLP and a consultant in strategic planning at McKinsey & Co. He received his JD and MBA degrees from Stanford, and graduated summa cum laude with highest distinction in economics from Dartmouth College.

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