General Counsel and Secretary
Ron Bell is the general counsel and secretary of Yahoo! Inc., where he oversees the company’s worldwide legal compliance and legal operations.
Prior to becoming general counsel, he served for 13 years in a variety of law department management roles at Yahoo!; most recently, as deputy general counsel for global products and the Americas business unit. In that role, he and his multi-national team provided regulatory counsel to Yahoo!'s global product teams and structured and negotiated a wide variety of complex commercial transactions in Canada, Latin America, and the United States, including strategic alliances, content, advertising, procurement, technology license agreements, and Yahoo!'s global mobile product initiatives.
Before joining Yahoo! in 1999, Ron was senior legal counsel and hardware licensing attorney to the PowerBook and Imaging & Printinggroups at Apple. He also worked in private practice as a general commercial, media, and intellectual property litigator with what is now the SNR Denton firm in Chicago.
Ron received his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 and his B.A. from UCLA in 1989. He is admitted to practice in Illinois and California.