Diane W. Savage 71C

Of Counsel, Cooley 
Palo Alto, California

Diane W. SavageElected alumni trustee to the board of trustees in 2006 and a term trustee in 2012, Diane W. Savage is of counsel to Cooley, a national law firm. From 2000 to 2010, Savage was a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she taught business law. In 2009 she and her daughter-in-law opened the Reading Bug, an independent bookstore, in San Carlos, California. Savage is a 1971 graduate of Emory College and a 1974 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Her practice focuses on the legal and business needs of emerging growth companies, with a primary emphasis on software and electronic commerce. She has considerable expertise in the formation and financing of such businesses, as well as in the structuring of complex licensing and commercial and strategic arrangements within the United States and internationally.

Savage was named one of the five outstanding women lawyers in Silicon Valley by California Lawyer magazine and has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in the area of information technology and outsourcing. She is a member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley. Savage is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.