Steve Zipperstein was appointed to the role of Chief Legal Officer at BlackBerry, effective July 2012.
Steve has over 30 years of legal experience and most recently served as General Counsel from 2003 through 2011 for Verizon Wireless.
Prior to the formation of Verizon he served as Deputy General Counsel with corporate-wide responsibility for state regulatory, litigation and compliance matters for GTE Corporation.
Before joining GTE/Verizon, Steve worked for almost 10 years with the United States Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor.
Steve is a graduate of UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and of U.C. Davis Law School with a juris doctorate, where he also served as Law Review Editor and Member of the Moot Court Board.