Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Navid Haghighi is executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for XO. In this role, he leads the XO legal and regulatory department, and serves on the executive management team. Haghighi manages all aspects of legal and telecommunications regulatory functions at XO, including complex transactions, litigation, employment, corporate, real estate, procurement, intellectual property, state and federal regulatory compliance and legislative affairs. Haghighi has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in telecommunications and web services, including technical and management positions at AT&T where he began his career in the technical ranks. His law firm and in-house positions have allowed him to practice at the intersection of law and technology. Prior to joining XO in 2004, Haghighi held legal and business positions at MCI and AOL, and worked as an associate in a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Haghighi holds an undergraduate degree in computer science from Louisiana State University, a master's degree in computer science from the University of Virginia, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School Of Law. Haghighi serves on the board of directors for the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.