Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, today announced that the Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) has honored Donald J. Rosenberg, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, with its In-House Counsel award in recognition of Rosenberg's leadership role in reaching settlements that significantly impact legal, regulatory and commercial issues within the telecommunications sector. The award was presented during the 20th Annual Communications and Competition Law Conference in Florence, Italy.
Rosenberg is responsible for all legal matters within Qualcomm and for its worldwide legal strategy. He has been recognized by the IBA for stepping into the general counsel position at a critical period in Qualcomm's history and guiding the company through successful settlement negotiations resulting in the resolution of related litigation in a positive manner for the company, its customers, its partners, operators and the telecommunications industry.
“The IBA honors professionals who have successfully managed exceptionally challenging legal situations which also have a significant impact on the company's business and the wider industry,” said Malcolm Webb, Co-Chair of the IBA Communications Law Committee. “Under Mr. Rosenberg's leadership and direction, Qualcomm was able to successfully resolve complex commercial disputes in quick succession. The IBA is pleased to recognize Mr. Rosenberg's contributions and we congratulate him on this award.”
“I'm honored to be recognized by the IBA,” said Rosenberg. “It has been my privilege to have worked with Qualcomm's very talented and capable legal and business teams to achieve effective results for the company and the industry. Despite the complexity of the issues at stake, I was confident that we would find market-driven solutions to resolve commercial disputes with Nokia and Broadcom. Our goal in coming to a satisfactory conclusion of these multi-faceted negotiations was, not only aimed at allowing both sides to get back to business, but also to allow Qualcomm and our customers to focus on continuing to advance the use of communications technologies to the benefit of industry, commerce and society.”
Rosenberg has had extensive experience in law department management, litigation, securities, intellectual property and competition issues. Rosenberg joined Qualcomm from Apple, where he served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years at IBM where he held numerous positions, including senior vice president and general counsel. He has also 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. Rosenberg received a B.S. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
The IBA is the world's leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. Its members span more than 195 bar associations and law societies representing all continents.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500 company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.