Mr. Hughes is responsible for TIBCO's Legal functions. Prior to returning to the US in 2003 as General Counsel, he had been the company's European General Counsel, based in London, England. Between 1989 and his joining TIBCO in 1999, Mr. Hughes held several in-house Legal positions in the technology industry in Europe and the United States. Prior to 1989, he worked in private practice in the areas of corporate, finance and intellectual property law. Mr. Hughes holds a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a B.S. in Management from Canisius College.