SanDisk appoints senior vice president and chief legal officer

SanDisk Corporation, a provider of flash memory storage solutions, has appointed Eric Whitaker as the company's senior vice president and chief legal officer.

At SanDisk, Whitaker will be responsible for all of the company's legal matters, including those related to corporate governance, securities law, commercial agreements and transactions, litigation, intellectual property (IP) development and licensing strategies, and supporting SanDisk's joint ventures and M&A transactions.

Whitaker's prior experience includes extensive work with senior management teams and boards of directors of technology companies on a variety of strategic, operational and compliance matters.

Most recently at Tesla Motors, Whitaker served as Tesla's general counsel and corporate secretary with responsibilities including IP development, litigation strategy, and structuring major corporate transactions. Prior to Tesla, Whitaker held executive vice president and general counsel positions at Avalanche Technology and flash memory provider Lexar Media (Lexar). During Whitaker's seven years at Lexar, he also held the position of executive vice president of corporate strategy with a focus on technology licensing.