He’s back, Apple’s former general counsel Daniel Cooperman has retired his retirement to take on a slightly slower-paced legal job at law firm Bingham McCutchen.
Cooperman – who was also Oracle’s general counsel before joining Apple – says he’s going to bring the law firm up to speed, and admits he needed to take time out from the serious 24/7 stress of running legal at Apple.
He told the Wall Street Journal that working for a corporation was fast, intense and “just crazy”. “It’s an extreme amount of responsibility and accountability and you need to be available fully 24 hours a day. After all that time, I really wanted a bit of sabbatical,” he said.
Cooperman joined Apple from Oracle Corporation in November 2007, where he served as General Counsel for nearly 11 years. Prior to joining Oracle, he was a partner with the San Francisco-based law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen. Now known as Bingham McCutchen, this means he’s basically heading home in his new appointment.