Richard R. Pickard was hired in 2001 and brings three decades of legal experience to Plantronics in his role as Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Pickard oversees all legal matters of the company including corporate, securities, M&A, litigation and intellectual property matters. Prior to assuming his post at Plantronics, Mr. Pickard spent 14 years at ZiLOG, a semiconductor manufacturer in Campbell, CA - culminating as Sr. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Before that, Mr. Pickard worked as Corporate Counsel at NEC Electronics, Inc. and in private practice at Crosby, Heafey, Roach & May and Graham & James.
Mr. Pickard received his law degree from the College of William and Mary and his undergraduate degree from Williams College.