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Mark Chandler of Cisco Systems. Mark Chandler of Cisco Systems.

Mark Chandler, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of San Jose-based Cisco Systems Inc., was talking with a Big Law firm attorney in New York one recent morning about a project they were working on. Chandler wanted the attorney to see the project from his business standpoint and quipped, “General counsel are from Saturn and outside counsel are from Jupiter.”

Sue Reisinger

senior reporter at ALM since 2004; based in Florida; covers general counsel and white collar crime; contact: sreisinger@alm.com

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