This excerpt taken from the VMW 8-K filed Sep 23, 2009.
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
VMware, Inc. has named Dawn Smith as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective September 28, 2009. Ms. Smith joins VMware from Morrison & Foerster LLP where she has been a partner since January 2008 and served of counsel and as an associate since 2005, focusing on corporate and securities matters for public and private companies. From 1996 through 2005, Ms. Smith was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Ms. Smith received her J.D. degree from Stanford Law School in 1996, her M.B.A. degree from Providence College in 1993 and her B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1986.
Ms. Smith succeeds Rashmi Garde who departed from her role as Vice President and General Counsel on September 22, 2009.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: September 23, 2009