General Counsel, Palo Alto Networks 

Bruce Byrd joined Palo Alto Networks in 2021 and was previously Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at AT&T. During his 20 year tenure, Bruce held positions in virtually every corner of AT&T’s business, as well its government affairs team in Washington, DC. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession and serves on the boards of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Palo Alto Networks is a fair pay company with no differentials in promotions or performance ratings distribution for under-represented talent. At the beginning of 2021, 86% of its roles included at least two diverse candidates at interviews, and in 2022, 40% of external highers for VP roles and above were diverse. 

Joined LCLD 2022


Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Ken Chuka-Obah, Vivian Lu 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Christine Benik


Member: Bruce Byrd 

Diversity Professional: LaTrece Johnson