Recognized as a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer (April 2009) for his role in connection with the AIG bailout, Michael Wiseman is widely recognized as a leading attorney in banking and financial institutions law. He represents domestic and international commercial banks, investment banks and insurance companies. His practice encompasses regulatory and enforcement issues, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, new products initiatives, derivative products, payment system issues and corporate governance and counseling.
As managing partner of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group, Mr. Wiseman has a long history of advising global financial institutions on their largest transactional and their most sensitive regulatory matters. In recent months, for example, Mr. Wiseman has advised AIG in connection with the $85 billion emergency financing plan with the Federal Reserve and subsequent $30 billion equity capital commitment facility as well as Goldman Sachs in its conversion to a bank holding company. Mr. Wiseman has also advised UBS in its recent capital-raising activity and other matters arising in connection with the financial
1978, Harvard Law School, J.D.
1975, Harvard University, A.B.