Mike Buddendeck 

General Counsel & Secretary 

Michael J. Buddendeck is General Counsel and Secretary at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). In this position, Mike is responsible for providing legal counsel on all AICPA-related corporate and professional issues. 

Mike joined the AICPA in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. Since joining the AICPA team, he has played a trusted and critical role in numerous AICPA legal, corporate, and operational matters including, among other things, the negotiation of the amended Computer-Based Testing agreement for the CPA Exam.

He began his career in private practice in Washington, D.C. as an attorney at the law firm Morgan Lewis.  He also practiced at the law firm Greenberg Traurig before serving as Assistant General Counsel for a Georgia-based transportation and distribution company.  Most recently, Mike completed a secondment with KPMG’s Office of General Counsel where he assisted on various legal issues that arise in public accounting.

He is a cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.  His undergraduate degree is from the College of William & Mary. 


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