David M. Rothenstein currently serves as Ciena’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing all of Ciena’s worldwide legal matters, as well as the government affairs and corporate real estate functions. Mr. Rothenstein joined Ciena in 2001, serving in progressively higher roles in the Legal Department, including Assistant General Counsel and Vice President and Associate General Counsel.
Prior to joining Ciena, Mr. Rothenstein practiced law as a principal at the law firm of Paley Rothman in Bethesda, Maryland, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate law, employment law, technology law, and business litigation.
Mr. Rothenstein holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Tufts University and a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School.