Sager Speaker Series to host Mark Chandler of Cisco

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(Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 23, 2019) — The Sager Speaker Series will host Mark Chandler, executive vice president, chief legal officer, and chief compliance officer at Cisco, at noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Room 1312 in the Worrell Professional Center at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Chandler has served as the company’s general counsel since 2001. His responsibilities are far-reaching and include oversight of global activities and policies as well as the company’s ethics, compliance and regulatory affairs, employee relations, investigations, and brand protection, according to his biography. He primarily focuses on developing solutions that simplify or even automate Cisco’s sales and service transactions.

Chandler also brings with him international law experience, having practiced in Paris, France as Cisco’s managing attorney for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region. He joined Cisco in 1996 when the company acquired StrataCom, Inc. and previously served as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council.

Professor Omari Simmons, director of the Wake Forest Business Law Program, will interview Chandler on his career and experiences during the event, which is open to the general public.

The Sager Speaker Series is named for Thomas Sager (JD ’76), former vice president and general counsel for Dupont Co., and current partner at Ballard Spahr LLP. Sager was a strong and early proponent of diversity in the legal profession and helped pioneer the DuPont Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program, or DuPont Legal Model, an industry benchmark that has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to the business of practicing law.

The Sager Speaker Series is hosted by the Business Law Program, which is a student-centered program designed to expand student opportunities that strengthen knowledge of business law concepts as well as develop skills to assist professional development and readiness for practice.

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