Daniel Cooperman is Apple's chief legal officer, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He has announced he will retire at the end of September 2009.
Cooperman is responsible for Apple’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 Apple’s various business units. Cooperman also manages Apple’s Government Affairs and Global Security groups.
Cooperman joined Apple from Oracle Corporation in November 2007, where he served as General Counsel for nearly 11 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Business Software Alliance, a 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.
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.more » « less