Mark Brazeal joined SanDisk in December of 2014 as chief legal officer and senior vice president of intellectual property (IP) licensing. He is responsible for SanDisk's IP portfolio and licensing as well as all other legal areas, including commercial agreements, M&A transactions, litigation, corporate securities law and governance. Previously, he spent 14 years at Broadcom, most recently as senior vice president and senior deputy general counsel, with responsibilities including a wide variety of IP matters and litigation for the company. Prior to Broadcom, he focused on IP licensing and litigation at law firms Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA, Yuasa and Hara in Tokyo, Japan, and Howrey & Simon in Washington DC. He obtained his J.D. as well as his undergraduate degree in American Government from the University of Virginia.