Donald J. Rosenberg is general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to president and chief executive officer Cristiano Amon and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Compliance organizations also report to him.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Apple Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of IBM Corporation where he had also held numerous positions including vice president and assistant general counsel for litigation and counsel to IBM's mainframe division.
Mr. Rosenberg has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property and competition issues. Mr. Rosenberg is a board member of NuVasive, Inc., Corporate Directors Forum, CONNECT, La Jolla Music Society, La Jolla Playhouse and a trustee of Rady Children's Hospital San Diego and the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. He is immediate past National Co-Chairman of the Board of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Committee.
Mr. Rosenberg is a member of the International Advisory Board, University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Global Policy and Strategy. He is also a member of the China Leadership Board for the 21st Century China Center at the UCSD. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York's Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.
Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law.