Software giant CA Technologies has appointed Michael Bisignano as general counsel. He reports to Chief Executive Officer Mike Gregoire.

As general counsel, Bisignano will be CA’s chief legal officer, responsible for providing legal guidance to the company’s senior management and board of directors. He will oversee all of CA’s legal operations, including corporate governance and compliance, contracts, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation.

Bisignano has more than two decades of business experience. Most recently, he served as general counsel and chief legal officer of global technology company Blackboard. Bisignano oversaw important aspects of the $1.64 billion transaction that took Blackboard private in 2011.