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Nov. 6, 2008

Silicon Valley: In the Beginning

“My arrival at HP was more blind, dumb luck than anything. HP was a looking for a securities lawyer and I was tired of life in a law firm. It turned out better than I could have imagined,” said Craig Nordlund, general counsel of HP spin-off Agilent Technologies Inc.

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D. Craig Nordlund has witnessed evolution, to some extent. After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 1974, the Stanford undergrad returned to a valley not yet known for silicon to pursue a career in corporate law. At the firm then known as Ware & Freidenrich, he found himself competing for business with another Valley upstart named Larry Sonsini. After three years, in a move that Nordlund describes as "dumb luck," he went in house to work for a measurement ... (continued)

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