Former head of Apple Legal: Working at Apple was “just crazy”

Wed, Mar 17, 2010


Daniel Cooperman, who served as Apple’s lead counsel from 2007 to 2009, recently decided to take a position at the San Francisco Law Firm Bingham McCutchen, a job that will provide a much less hectic lifestyle for Cooperman who formerly served as general counsel for Oracle as well.

Speaking about the fast paced world of legal practice from within a giant tech corporation, Cooperman stated:

“They move from one matter to the next in alarming, breathtaking speed. You don’t have a great deal of mindshare. It’s really just crazy. Until you’ve been inside the corporation and you’ve experienced it yourself, it’s hard to explain.”

The Journal also writes:

Perhaps in an indication of the pressures of Apple’s extra frenetic pace, Mr. Cooperman is the second of three general counsels that Apple has had since longtime counsel Nancy Heinen left the company in 2006. The role is currently being filled by Bruce Sewell, the former general counsel of Intel.


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