As the vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for National Instruments, David Hugley manages the legal department; coordinates a broad range of legal, contractual, and administrative matters; and counsels on the business and legal ramifications of strategic imperatives, including acquisitions and investments.
Hugley leads corporate, securities, and intellectual property lawyers to proactively identify and protect new technologies. He and his teams negotiate and structure contracts for sales and distribution, resolve disputes, and develop worldwide best practices and processes.
Since joining NI in 1991, Hugley has identified risk, developed risk mitigation strategies globally, and managed the company’s administrative and legal obligations in creating branch offices, R&D facilities, and manufacturing sites in more than 40 countries.
Hugley holds a bachelor's degree in finance and jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin.