Chris Nadan is SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, heading the legal department and responsible for all legal affairs for Actian. Chris has over 20 years’ legal experience at global high-tech companies, including Deputy General Counsel for Sun Microsystems, where he won Sun’s Chairman’s Award for Innovation. A frequent speaker and writer, Chris has been an adjunct professor of law at U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, and his published articles were twice cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of ground-breaking legal cases. Chris was an attorney at Farella, Braun & Martel in San Francisco, and received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.