Mark Chandler manages Cisco’s legal, employee relations, ethics, investigations, and brand protection teams. Previously, he was Managing Attorney for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, based in Paris. Chandler joined Cisco in 1996 upon the acquisition of StrataCom, Inc., where he had been General Counsel. Prior to StrataCom, he was Vice President for Corporate Development and General Counsel of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of hard disk drives. In 2010, The National Law Journal named him one of the “40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade,” and in 2013, American Lawyer numbered him among the "Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years."