FREMONT, Calif. -- Rackable Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: RACK), a leading provider of servers and storage products for large-scale data centers, today announced the appointment of Maurice Leibenstern as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, as well as Senior Vice President responsible for Corporate Development, HR and Facilities. Leibenstern brings to Rackable Systems 20 years of legal experience, focused in the technology industry. Most recently, he was Chief Legal Counsel for Worldwide Sales at CA (formerly Computer Associates, NYSE: CA) while serving as an SVP and member of the companys Senior Leadership Team.
Maurice brings world-class intellectual property experience and leadership to our team, said Mark J. Barrenechea, President and CEO of Rackable Systems. His extensive knowledge of IP and patent initiatives, coupled with his ability to help drive business practices and controls, will be instrumental to our next stage of growth.
Leibenstern's service at CA spanned 10 years, holding key roles including: founding and heading CAs Intellectual Property, Products & Sales (IPP&S) practice; rebuilding CAs legal department while streamlining CAs direct and indirect licensing practices for the Americas; and serving as Lead Counsel for CA and its Board of Directors during the companys government investigation in 2003 and 2004. Leibenstern most recently led worldwide legal coordination for CAs Business Practices & Offerings and customer-facing sales initiatives, as Executive Legal Counsel to the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and the Chief Administrative Officer. Leibensterns experience also includes a successful career at IBM. As a member of the IBM Legal Department, he provided strategic legal support for IBMs eCommerce, PSP computing, and Advanced Workstation divisions.
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