As vice president and general counsel at Ikanos Communications, Mr. Mesel is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs of the company. He advises the board of directors and management on strategic matters and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance issues, with particular attention to public company requirements under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other key SEC rules and regulations. Mesel also works with the engineering organization to manage the company's intellectual property assets. He previously served as general counsel at Legato Systems and Riverstone Networks, and was corporate counsel at Lucent Technologies, supporting their global outsourcing business unit. Mesel began his career as an attorney at the Palo Alto law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.