As Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Patrick Macken is responsible for the company’s global legal and compliance functions and also serves as the corporate secretary for the Ribbon Board of Directors. Mr. Macken brings to the company more than 20 years of legal experience, much of which has been spent advising companies in the technology, media and telecom sector. Prior to joining Ribbon, Mr. Macken was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ARRIS International plc. Mr. Macken was also a Partner in the corporate practice at Troutman Sanders LLP.
Mr. Macken holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and received his Juris Doctorate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Tulane Law School where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.