Chief Legal Officer
Responsible for managing all of ACV’s legal, regulatory and compliance matters, Leanne Fitzgerald, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at ACV, is a seasoned leader with experience working for public technology companies, most recently serving as General Counsel and Secretary for Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), a provider of voice assistant solutions to automotive OEMs. Fitzgerald was appointed as ACV's Chief Legal Officer and Secretary in February 2022, providing counsel to the board of directors, executive team and additional senior management team members. She also serves as secretary to the ACV board of directors.
Previously, Fitzgerald was with Nuance Communications Inc., most recently serving as the company's Vice President, Associate General Counsel of Corporate Securities and Compliance and Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining Nuance, she served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in the legal department of EMC Corporation from 1994 to 2008, culminating as Associate General Counsel.
Fitzgerald holds a B.S. in engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the Franklin Pierce Law Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.