NetApp Appoints New General Counsel
Sunnyvale, Calif.-September 7,
2010-NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the appointment
of Matthew Fawcett to the role of senior vice president, general
counsel, and secretary. He replaces former Senior Vice President,
General Counsel, and Secretary Andy Kryder, who is retiring after
10 years of service at NetApp.
Effective immediately, Fawcett will lead the
worldwide legal team and report to Tom Georgens, president and CEO
of NetApp. In his role, Fawcett will be responsible for all legal
affairs worldwide, including corporate governance and securities
law compliance, intellectual property matters, contracts, and
mergers and acquisitions.
"Navigating the complex and changing legal
landscape requires a strong advisor, and Matt brings a solid
background in the technology industry that will help us continue to
meet the regulatory and business requirements necessary in today's
business world," said Georgens. "Matt's valuable insights and
proactive counsel will be great assets to our team and will fit
right into NetApp's fast-paced culture."
"I am excited to be joining NetApp's strong
leadership team and bringing my experience leading global legal
teams to such a dynamic company," said Fawcett. "This is an
exciting industry with great momentum and I look forward to playing
a role helping the company meet its business needs."
Throughout his career, Fawcett advised
several leading technology companies on a variety of legal issues,
including mergers and acquisitions, patent programs, litigation,
and intellectual property. Before joining NetApp, he spent 11 years
as senior vice president and general counsel of JDS Uniphase
Corporation, where he built a worldwide legal organization, managed
dozens of acquisitions and strategic transactions, and oversaw a
patent program with thousands of issued and pending patents. Prior
to working at JDS Uniphase, Fawcett was corporate counsel at
Fujitsu America and before then he held positions at two large
international law firms.
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