As Legal Counsel, Kaspersky Lab North America, Michael Abbruzzese is responsible for all legal operations of Kaspersky Lab entities in the Americas region. As part of the Kaspersky Lab worldwide legal and security team, Michael works with customers, partners and vendors dealing with Kaspersky subsidiaries in the United States, Brazil and Mexico while also protecting Kaspersky Lab’s intellectual property within these regions.
Michael brings almost 20 years of experience in contracts negotiation, channel operations and vendor relations in the technology industry. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab in 2012, Michael served as the Corporate Counsel for Netezza Corporation (an IBM Company). Prior to that he directed the legal function and channel operations for Guardium, Inc., also purchased by IBM Corporation.