Michael Oates is corporate executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for FIS. Managing legal support provided to FIS and its subsidiaries, he oversees corporate governance, regulatory compliance, contracting, litigation and general legal advice.
Before joining FIS in 2007, Oates was vice president of human resources for Florida Rock Industries, Inc., in Jacksonville, Fla. He also served as director of labor relations for railroad company CSX and as a partner at a major U.S. law firm headquartered in Richmond, Va. Oates also served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he was a deep sea diving and salvage officer aboard the USS Reclaimer (ARS 42).
Oates holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a juris doctorate from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was named to the Order of the Coif.