Law firm Bingham McCutchen has announced that Daniel Cooperman, the former general counsel at Apple and Oracle, will rejoin its Silicon Valley office and focus on “corporate and transactional matters.”

Cooperman was at Apple between 2007 and 2009. “Perhaps in an indication of the pressures of Apple’s extra frenetic pace,” Cooperman is the second of three general counsels that Apple has had since longtime counsel Nancy Heinen left the company in 2006, notes the “Wall Street Journal” ( The role is currently being filled by Bruce Sewell.

When Cooperman left Apple, the official statement was that he was retiring (he’s 59). However, in an interview with the “WSJ,” he said he needed a break from the intensity of the general counsel job, which he had held for a total of 13 years.