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David C. Farrell

Yahoo! Inc.
Vice President, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Sunnyvale, CA, USA


David Farrell joined Yahoo! in June 2007 as the company’s first Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for developing and leading Yahoo!'s Ethics and Compliance Organization.  His responsibilities include: advising executive management and the Board of Directors regarding business conduct and corporate compliance issues; promoting global awareness and consistent enforcement of Yahoo!'s ethics and compliance policies; establishing resources for employees to identify, report and resolve business conduct issues; managing global investigations; resolving conflicts of interest; and, working with management to coordinate Yahoo!'s global corporate compliance initiatives.

Prior to joining Yahoo!, David's professional experience included working in a number of senior legal and compliance positions at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he created and led Sun’s corporate compliance and business conduct program as Sun’s first Chief Compliance Officer.  His positions at Sun included: Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Legal Operations and Corporate Compliance; General Counsel, Microelectronics; Regional Counsel, East Coast and Canada; Corporate Counsel for Corporate Governance and Securities Compliance; and, Sales and Marketing Counsel.  Prior to Sun, David served as Corporate Counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he supported HP's sales and marketing operations and several product groups.  Prior to HP, Farrell served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant and Judge Advocate in Japan and San Francisco.

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