John D. Danforth

Former Secretary & General Counsel at Rambus, Inc.

John D. Danforth

John D. Danforth

Former Secretary & General Counsel at Rambus, Inc.

Career Highlights

Rambus, Inc.
Niku Corp.
Creative Labs, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Optima Healthcare Solutions LLC

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Founder at Skymoon Ventures

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Professor & Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University

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Former Senior Vice President & General Manager-Emerging Solutions Division at Rambus, Inc.

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Former Circuit Designer & Manager at Rambus, Inc.

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Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel at Quotient Technology, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Creative Holdings, Inc.

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Former Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at LinkedIn Corp.

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Co-Founder at Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Sanmina Corporation

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John D. Danforth
Former Secretary & General Counsel at Rambus, Inc.

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.


Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.


The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.


State Bar is currently governed by a 23-member Board of Trustees.State Bar of California is by far the largest state bar in the country. Nearly 179,000 State Bar members actively practice law in California, while the rest retain their licenses as inactive members.State Bar of California is the only state bar in the nation with independent professional judges dedicated to ruling on attorney discipline cases. The independent State Bar Court hears the charges and has the power to recommend that the California Supreme Court suspend or disbar those attorneys found to have committed acts of professional misconduct or convicted of serious crimes. For lesser offenses, it may issue public or private reprovals.

Career History
Secretary & General Counsel
2001 - 2007

Rambus, Inc. engages in the provision of cutting-edge semiconductor and Internet Protocol products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors, and lighting. It operates through the following segments: Memory and Interfaces Division (MID), Cryptography Research (CRD), Emerging Solutions Division (ESD), and Lighting and Display Technologies (LDT). The MID segment focuses on mobile memory, server-based memory, serial link designs, and custom solutions. The CRD segment comprises of chip and system security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing, and mobile payments. The ESD segment includes computational sensing and imaging group in the area of emerging technologies. The LDT segment covers the design, development, and licensing of technologies for lighting. The company was founded by P. Michael Farmwald and Mark A. Horowitz in March 1990 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

General Counsel, Secretary & Senior Vice President
1994 - 2001

CA Clarity develops software services. Its products and services include collaboration, cost & time Management, reporting, configuration, workflow, and training. The company operates in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. It was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
1994 - 2000

Creative Labs, Inc. manufactures CD-ROM drives, modems, sound cards, and various other computer components. It specializes in sound blaster sound cards and for launching the multimedia revolution. The company was founded by Wong Hoo Sim in 1988 and is headquartered in Milpitas, CA.

Political Donations

Former President of United States


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.


Former Senator from California

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
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John D. Danforth is affiliated with Rambus, Inc., Niku Corp., Creative Labs, Inc., Morrison & Foerster LLP