Cooperman replaces Donald J. Rosenberg, who was General Counsel for the past ten months. Rosenberg goes on to take the position of executive vice president at telecommunications company Qualcomm. Being Apple’s General Counsel will mean that Cooperman is responsible for all Apple legal, corporate governance, security and government relations activities worldwide.
Rosenberg came to Apple in November 2006 from IBM, filling the vacancy left by Nancy Heinen, who left her post in May. Heinen is being sued by the US Exchange Commission (SEC) in reference to the call options that created so much controversy a few months ago. Recently this official body summoned Steve Jobs to testify in the case.
Cooperman comes to Apple from Oracle, where he held the same position he now holds at Apple, with this appointment.