Mike supervises a team of lawyers that facilitate ease of doing business in deal shaping and negotiations with clients in North America. Responsibilities include supervising and occasionally participating in the drafting and negotiating of technology and business process licensing, outsourcing, reseller, confidentiality and numerous other types of agreements with commercial and public-sector entities; antitrust analysis; dealing with issues pertaining to employment and contract law, intellectual property, general corporate, mergers and acquisition, and tax; supervising outside counsel on contracting matters. Mike is also the legal department’s lead for legal community in North America.
Prior to joining Accenture in 2005, Mike held various positions in IBM’s legal department. His responsibilities included antitrust analysis, contract drafting and negotiation of all types of customer and supplier contracts, dealing with issues pertaining to employment law, intellectual property, general corporate, mergers and acquisition and tax and supervising outside counsel on litigation.
Mike received a BA from St. John’s University in 1982 and graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1985, where he was a St. Thomas More Scholar and a published member and editor of the Law Review.
Mike has volunteered with various charitable groups, including the Maryknoll Lay Missioners (http://www.mklm.org/) in Bolivia, Bangladesh, El Salvador, and Nepal, and Mike serves on the Board of Directors of MKLM. Mike is also on the Board of Directors of Search for Change, (http://www.searchforchange.org/), a nonprofit organization that has been a pioneer in the mental health community for more than 35 years with a reputation for providing quality rehabilitative services to individuals with mental illness. Mike is also an elected official who sits on the Board of Finance for the town of New Fairfield CT.