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Former Cisco GC Joins DLA Piper Corporate Practice


Former Cisco GC Joins DLA Piper Corporate Practice

Summary: With a long list of credentials, Sherman Chu will make for a valuable partner in the Northern California Corporate practice of DLA Piper.
Former Cisco GC Joins DLA Piper Corporate Practice

The Corporate practice of DLA Piper in Northern California has just acquired a valuable new partner. Sherman Chu, formerly the general counsel for Cisco in China, will be located in the Silicon Valley office. Chu was also the head of worldwide technology transactions at Cisco.

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With experience gained from Cisco in technology licensing, intellectual property, open source software, cloud, compliance, emerging markets, and complex and cross-border transactions, Chu will be able to focus his work at DLA Piper on inbound and outbound transactions in China and technology industry transactions.

Global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate practice Jay Smith said of Chu, “Sherman’s strong technology industry background and transactional experience around the world, especially in China and Silicon Valley, provides us another opportunity to build our global legal practice. He has a record of helping businesses scale globally by building results-oriented legal teams and is highly qualified to provide strategic advice to senior business executives.”

With a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. from Columbia University adding to his J.D. from New York University School of Law, Chu is a highly motivated learner that will add to what DLA Piper offers their clients.

DLA Piper has recently added several other members to their Northern California team, including employee benefits and executive compensation partner Cisco Palao-Ricketts, litigation partner Mark McKeen, real estate partner Lynn Cadwalader, international tax partner Idan Nester, and many more.


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