In House Counsel

A High-Tech GC Revolving Door

Donald Rosenberg appears to have a habit of replacing high-tech general counsel who leave their posts under a cloud. He is leaving his job at Apple Inc. and being replaced by another Silicon Valley general counsel in what the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) calls “a game of musical chairs.”

Rosenberg left International Business Machines Corp. in November to join Apple Inc. as general counsel, replacing Nancy Heinen, accused in a scheme to backdate stock options. Now the newspaper reports he is going to Qualcomm Inc., replacing general counsel Lou Lupin, who resigned after a federal judge accused his company of “litigation abuse.”

Rosenberg’s replacement at Apple is Daniel Cooperman, who is leaving his job as general counsel of Oracle Corp.

Oracle told the Wall Street Journal Law Blog that its new general counsel is Dorian Daley, who is being promoted from his current position as VP of legal affairs.

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