Michael F. Acedo was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary in August 2022, previously serving as Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary. Michael is responsible for leading the global legal organization, including the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer and the Corporate Secretarial department.
Michael joined OpenText in 2014 from leading global law firm, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where he practiced corporate and securities law, with a concentration on international capital markets and M&A transactions. Michael has been featured in business law publications as a leading practitioner, including being recognized by Lexpert as a Rising Star, Leading Lawyer Under 40.
Michael has held various increasingly senior legal roles within OpenText, primarily supporting corporate governance, external reporting, investor relations, Corporate Citizenship, capital markets, corporate communications, government relations, and M&A matters and, most recently, as the Vice President, General Counsel–Corp. & Corporate Secretary.
Michael holds a Law Degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada (including Law exchange at Hong Kong University) and a B.A. (Honours) from The University of Toronto.
He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Law Society of Ontario.