Bruce Sewell was named General Counsel for Apple to succeed Daniel Cooperman at the end of September 2009. Mr. Sewell had spent 14 years with Intel.
He was senior vice president and general counsel of Intel Corporation. His management responsibilities included legal, corporate affairs, and Intel's corporate social responsibility programs which ensure Intel's positive worldwide impact on education, the environment and in our communities.
As general counsel, he supervised a team of roughly 600 attorneys and policy professionals located in over 30 countries around the world. Sewell also represented Intel on several professional, legislative and policy boards in the United States and abroad. Mr. Sewell has been profiled in Fortune Magazine and was recognized in 2006 as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers by California Lawyer magazine and the legal Daily Journal. Mr. Sewell is a frequent contributor and lecturer in the areas of global business development, innovation economies, international competition, and intellectual property rights.
Sewell joined Intel in 1995 as a senior attorney assigned to counsel various business groups in areas such as antitrust compliance, licensing, and intellectual property. In 2001, Sewell was promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel. In that role he managed Intel's litigation portfolio, and handled corporate transactions, including M&A activities. Sewell took over as only the third general counsel in Intel's history in November 2004.
Prior to joining Intel, Sewell was a partner in the litigation firm of Brown and Bain PC where he handled such notable cases as the landmark fight between Apple Computer and Microsoft Corporation over copyright ability of the Macintosh Graphical User Interface.
Sewell was admitted to the California Bar in 1986 and to the Washington D.C. Bar in 1987. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Sewell received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1986, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lancaster, in the United Kingdom, in 1979.more » « less