Ron Bell is Acting General Counsel and Secretary of Yahoo! Inc., where he oversees the company's worldwide legal operations. Previously, he served in a variety of law department management roles at Yahoo!; most recently, as Deputy General Counsel for Global Products and the Americas Business Unit. In that role, he and his multinational team provided regulatory counsel to Yahoo!'s global product teams and structured and negotiated a wide variety of complex commercial transactions in Canada, Latin America, and the United States, including strategic alliances, content, advertising, procurement, technology license agreements, and Yahoo!'s global mobile product initiatives.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Ron served as Senior Legal Counsel and hardware licensing attorney to the PowerBook and Imaging groups at Apple. He also worked in private practice as a general commercial, media, and intellectual property litigator with what is now the SNR Denton firm in Chicago. Ron received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and his B.A. from UCLA in 1989. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and California.