Kupinsky joins Mercury as company's top lawyer

By John Liang / January 29, 2024 at 2:14 PM

Mercury Systems last week announced it hired Stuart Kupinsky as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Reporting to Mercury Chairman and CEO Bill Ballhaus, Kupinsky will be responsible for the company’s legal strategy, including mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and enterprise contracts, according to a Mercury statement.

Kupinsky succeeds Christopher Cambria, who has been Mercury’s general counsel and secretary since 2016. He will remain with the company through March and will consult for one year afterward "to ensure a smooth transition," the statement reads.

Kupinsky comes to Mercury after serving as chief legal officer and general counsel for five technology companies, including Blackboard through its sale to Anthology, now one of the largest global education technology companies, and Tekelec, a public global telecommunications technology company serving the Defense Department until its sale to Oracle.

Kupinsky was also chief counsel for FirstNet, a multibillion-dollar independent government agency building a nationwide network for first responders. Earlier in his career, he worked as a Justice Department trial attorney and as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.