Saidah Grayson Dill
Saidah Grayson Dill is the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for Global Employment Law and a team of employee relations professionals at Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco is a global company with over 77,000 employees and operations in over 100 countries that designs and sells networking, voice, collaboration, and communication technology services and solutions.
At Cisco, she provides advice on a myriad of employment law and employee relations issues including acquisition integration, litigation, compliance, investigations, and inclusion & diversity. In this role, she is the lead legal partner for Cisco People and Communities (HR) team and helps ensure that Cisco’s people policies and decisions are legally sound and aligned with the company’s culture. She regularly speaks at conferences on the topic of the intersections between law, culture and business. Saidah is a member of the Chief Legal Officer’s senior staff and provides counsel to Cisco’s Chief Purpose and People Officers.
Prior to joining Cisco, Saidah worked for two international law firms, Skadden and Paul Hastings, litigating on behalf of and providing advice and counsel to employers in a variety of industries.
Saidah received an A.B. in Public Policy with a concentration in Law and the Legal System from Stanford University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is proud to have received recognition from organizations including The Network Journal, The San Jose Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times, and the Golden Gate Silicon Valley YWCA, for her influence in business, diversity, and the law. She is a founding member of Chief SF Bay Area and a member of the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Leadership Forum (Class XLI). She has previously served as the president of the Palo Alto chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and co-president of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association.