SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced the appointment of Allison Amadia as vice president and general counsel where she will oversee the company's global legal practice and serve as secretary of the company. Amadia brings more than 20 years of corporate legal experience and has demonstrated strong leadership skills, with expertise in intellectual property law, technology licensing and counseling technology companies on matters pertaining to the procurement, manufacture, sale and licensing of technology products as well as general corporate governance and board matters. "Allison brings the diverse skillset, energy and an impressive depth of experience from her history in serving Silicon Valley companies and we are proud to bring her to the Extreme Networks team as we position for growth," said Chuck Berger, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. Prior to Extreme Networks, Amadia has represented numerous public and private technology companies as an independent legal consultant including Portal Software, Good Technology, Inc., Bytemobile, Inc., DVDPlay, Inc., ParAccel, Inc., MoSys, Inc. and EASi, Inc. In addition, Amadia has held executive and director legal positions while with Voxeo Corporation, Crystal Decisions (formerly Seagate software), VeriFone Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of HP), and Novell Inc. Prior to that, Amadia represented Silicon Valley companies as business counsel with Morrison & Foerster. Amadia, a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Cum Laude in 1992. She also completed elective courses in Corporate Finance and Management at the Wharton School of Business. Amadia received her BA in Political Science from the University of California at Davis. About Extreme Networks, Inc.Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit http://extremenetworks.com Extreme Networks, and the Extreme Networks logo, ExtremeXOS, Summit and Ridgeline are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.