Vice President and General Counsel of Knight Ridder, Inc.

Gordon Yamate is vice president and general counsel of Knight Ridder, Inc. He served as vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Liberate Technologies, and was a partner in the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, LLP, in Palo Alto and San Jose. He was the alumni representative for the most recent SCU law school dean search committee and was appointed to the Silicon Valley Chapter of National Conference of Community and Justice. His many professional affiliations include membership on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the High Tech Law Institute at SCU. His community activities include numerous member and leadership positions on boards such as the Japanese-American National Museum and the Asian  Law Alliance. Yamate earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1977 and a J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1980.