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Scott Taylor

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Symantec


Scott Taylor is Symantec’s executive vice president, general counsel and secretary reporting to Symantec’s CEO. In addition to serving on the executive team and managing Symantec’s global legal function, he manages Symantec’s government affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, philanthropy and ethics and compliance functions.

Before joining Symantec, Taylor served as chief administrative officer, senior vice president, and general counsel of Phoenix Technologies Ltd., managing all legal, human resources, facilities and IT functions worldwide. Before that, he was vice president and general counsel of Narus, Inc.

He is currently a director on the corporate board of Piper Jaffray, and is also a national advisory board member of the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies on Race and Ethnicity. Taylor holds a juris doctorate from George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He began his legal career as a corporate attorney with the San Francisco-based law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Prior to law school, Taylor worked briefly as a financial economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.