Management Team

Matt Swafford

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 

Matt is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of NovaSignal. He brings to the company more than 25 years of leadership experience as a trusted advisor to executives in the technology industry. Prior to joining NovaSignal, he led the teams advising numerous businesses and groups at Intel Corporation. For more than 10 years of that time, he was the lead lawyer for Intel’s Data Center business, helping to more than double it’s revenue to over $20 billion annually. Matt led transactions and legal strategies that helped to fundamentally change the scope of Intel’s data center CPU, networking and cloud businesses, including playing a key role in Intel’s purchase of Altera Corporation, it’s largest ever acquisition, as well as numerous transformative deals with Intel’s largest customers and fellow travelers, and legal and policy strategies spanning intellectual property, competition and international trade. Matt’s tenure in this group encompassed the advent of cloud computing and the proliferation of artificial intelligence, virtualization, and software defined infrastructure. 

Most recently, Matt led a large, diverse worldwide legal team supporting Intel’s largest business (client CPUs), as well as it’s manufacturing and operations, global supply chain, silicon engineering, software ecosystem, advanced research and graphics operations. He has broad, deep experience in the corporate, transactional (both commercial and equity), regulatory and policy aspects of computing, silicon and technology hardware. Prior to joining Intel, Matt represented a wide range of technology clients in private practice, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, in a wide array of intellectual property, licensing, commercial and equity transactions. 

Matt has spoken frequently on the legal and policy aspects of artificial intelligence, cloud computing and individual rights in the changing technological landscape, and is an acknowledged leader in championing inclusivity and diversity in technology law. He received an B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. He served as a judicial clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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