VP and Deputy General Counsel
Cisco Systems, Inc.
CHAD BRECKINRIDGE is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel in the Cisco Legal Department, based in Washington, DC. Chad is one of the leaders of Cisco’s Regulatory Affairs group, managing the teams that cover environmental sustainability, supply chain national security, telecommunications, product environmental compliance, and product accessibility. Chad has been with Cisco for six years. Prior to joining Cisco, he was a partner with a law firm in Washington, DC, and served in leadership roles at the Federal Communications Commission. Chad received a BA from Columbia University and a law degree from New York University. Chad, his wife, Joy, and three high-school-age daughters live in Alexandria, VA. Chad learned to love bagels while at college and law school in New York City, and taught himself to make bagels in bulk in his home kitchen. That at-home experiment has expanded, and he now owns (and sometimes kneads off stress in) a small mom-and-pop bagel shop in his neighborhood.