Mark Chandler is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Cisco, as well as Cisco's Chief Compliance Officer and executive sponsor for Germany.  He was responsible for Cisco’s international engagements in intellectual property protection and compliance with security and privacy laws and regulations, and has worked with governments on the development of appropriate network security and access requirements, negotiation of global supply chain security arrangements, and Cisco’s international human rights engagements.

Chandler is a senior fellow at Georgetown Law Center on National Security, lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Stanford Law School, member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association Center for Innovation, and former member of the US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council. In 2010, The National Law Journal named him one of the 40 Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, and in 2013, American Lawyer numbered him among the Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years. In 2018, he received the Burton Legends in Law Award.


Chandler received a JD degree from Stanford Law School in 1981 and a BA degree in economics from Harvard College in 1978.