Greg Landis’s legal career spans over 35 years in a wide range of roles, including as an executive and general counsel at three leading technology companies, as a partner in a major San Francisco law firm, and as a board member at telecommunications, patent, and utility firms.
Greg began his career at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen in San Francisco, where he specialized in antitrust, securities litigation, telecommunications, and regulatory work for clients including AT&T, Pacific Gas & Electric, KPMG Peat Marwick, Chemical Bank, Promus Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, and Philippine Export and Foreign Loan Guarantee Corporation.
He joined AT&T Wireless in 1995. As executive vice president for legal and government affairs at AT&T Wireless, Greg ran the negotiations leading to the company’s split-off from AT&T in 2001, led the team for the transition to operations as a publicly traded company, and managed legal support for the sale of the company to Cingular for $41B in 2004, including gaining DOJ and FCC regulatory approvals for the sale.
Following the sale to Cingular, Greg served as executive vice president and general counsel of Vulcan Inc., Paul Allen’s flagship company. In addition to managing legal activities, he advised the executive team on acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, board relations, internal investigations, and executive compensation and benefits. He also served on the boards of Vulcan Energy and Vulcan-Plains All American Gas Storage, Inc., as well as on Vulcan’s Executive Council, Retirement Committee, and Ethics Committee.
From 2007 to 2011, Greg served as the first general counsel of Intellectual Ventures, Nathan Myhrvold’s invention investment firm. From 2012-16, he managed legal and regulatory affairs of TerraPower LLC, an innovative nuclear energy company chaired by Bill Gates. From 2016-2021, he was of counsel at Yarmuth LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Seattle.
Greg served on the board of Unwired Planet, an intellectual property licensing company, from 2013-2015. Since 2016, Greg has been a director of SJW Group, a public utility serving water customers in four states.
Greg has also devoted many hours to pro bono and public interest law work. He has been a board member of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights since 2004. He also served on the board of Equal Justice Works, formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law, for thirteen years, chaired the Board of Directors from 2000 to 2003, and is currently a member of the Board of Counselors.
Greg’s other non-profit board work includes Seattle Children’s Theater and San Francisco’s Children’s Garden. He has also been a board member for the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association in Washington DC.
Harvard Law School, J.D. 1978, cum laude
Yale University, B.A. 1973, magna cum laude