Laura Fennell is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, leading Intuit's legal, corporate affairs, information and physical security, privacy, and data services teams. Before joining Intuit in April 2004, Fennell served as Sun Microsystems' vice president of corporate legal resources and acting general counsel, directing the company's legal staff of more than 250 people. During 11 years at Sun, she was also responsible for the company's corporate and securities law compliance and the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Previously, Fennell was an associate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, where her practice included public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private financings and public and private company representation. She sits on the board of directors of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, providing learning and discovery opportunities for children, families and schools. Fennell earned her law degree from Santa Clara University and received her bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Chico.