Michael Pierson is Managing Partner of the firm’s Global Corporate practice and leads 300+ partners in 24 markets throughout the US and UK. He serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, serves as chair of the FinTech and Blockchain Practice, and is head of the London partnership. The primary focus of his practice is acquisition, regulatory, and securities law matters for U.S. and non-U.S. banks, financial institutions, private funds, and corporate clients.

Over the course of his career, he has advised private investment funds, broker-dealers and investment management clients, from some of the largest and most prominent market participants to firms engaged in specialized aspects of the securities businesses, including emerging FinTech companies. Michael began his career as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Market Regulation (now Trading and Markets), was a member of the Investment Management Practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, and was assistant general counsel of Goldman Sachs where he advised both the firm’s internal private equity groups and its securities division....

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Michael Pierson


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New York
England & Wales, Registered Foreign Lawyer


Syracuse University, J.D., 2003
Maxwell School, M.P.A., 2003
University of Illinois, B.S., Architecture, 2000

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, 1998-1999
Harvard University, Philosophy, 1996

Prior Law Firm Experience

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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