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Lynn M. Easterling

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Senior Director, Worldwide Legal Ops
Bronx, NY, USA


Lynn M. Easterling is the Senior Director of Legal Services for Cisco Systems, Inc., where she is responsible for legal support of worldwide sales of Cisco's products and services, as well as for Cisco Capital, Cisco's captive finance arm. Her team of 100+ lawyers and legal professionals are responsible for structuring complex commercial opportunities around the globe consistent with Cisco's values of transparency and maximizing customer and shareholder value. Her focus areas include intellectual property, competition law, law department management, talent development, negotiation strategies and skills, compliance, and knowledge management.  Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Easterling held various legal positions at Williams Communications and Nortel Networks and holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt University School of Law.  Ms. Easterling is also a regular speaker and panelist at legal seminars and conferences.  In addition to her paid work, she has served on the Boards of Restore NYC, Inc. (a non-profit organization serving women escaping sex slavery and trafficking in NYC) and the residential co-op where she lives in New York City.

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