Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Cisco Systems Inc.


Dev Stahlkopf is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Cisco. She is responsible for driving the company’s legal strategy on key issues, including intellectual property, privacy and security, internet governance, cross-border data issues, geopolitical matters, and the company’s public policy priorities. Previously, Dev served in a number of senior roles for Microsoft, most recently as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Sectreary, and practiced law at Perkins Coie and Cooley Godward in Seattle. A member of the LCLD Board of Directors, Dev is a strong advocate for diversity and innovation in the legal profession and is passionate about building the next generation of leaders. She also serves on the Corporate Pro Bono Institute advisory board, working to help close the gap in access to justice through legal services.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Dev created a Leader's Pledge detailing her personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Dev's pledge here

Cisco employs a number of strategies to accelerate and promote diverse talent. The company is investing in emerging diverse leaders, creating new realms of inclusion through technology, and developing global partnerships to take a stand for social justice throughout its communities. Cisco also has an Inclusion and Diversity blog, which celebrates the achievements of diverse employees and reports on the company’s DE&I progress.

Joined LCLD 2021  

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

LCLD Board of Directors 
Member, 2020-present

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Amita Gandhi, Jamel Vinson 

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Tracy Wright, Priyanka Dev 

Member: Dev Stahlkopf