biography

Michael Pierson is Managing Partner of the firm’s Global Corporate practice and oversees the corporate team located in each of the firm’s locations. He serves on the firm’s Executive Committee, is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and serves as chair of the FinTech and Blockchain Executive Committee. The primary focus of his practice is acquisition, regulatory, and securities law matters for U.S. and non-U.S. banking, financial institutions, private fund, and corporate clients. Over the course of his career, he has advised U.S. and non-U.S. private 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 FinTech companies and investment boutiques. He serves as counsel to both emerging and established companies, family offices, and private funds, and he counsels blockchain clients on a variety of securities-law related issues.

Mr. Pierson began his career as an attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he was responsible for the regulation of t...

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Michael Pierson

Managing Partner, Global Corporate

[email protected]

+1.202.445.3779

Credentials

Admissions

New York
England & Wales, Registered Foreign Lawyer

Education

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

Practice Areas