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Michael J. Halloran

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Michael Halloran has many years of experience in securities and corporate law. He has extensive experience handling public and private financing as well as mergers and acquisitions, primarily in the technology and financial institutions arenas.

From 2006 – May, 2008, Mr. Halloran served as Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the SEC. In his role as Counselor to the Chairman, he advised the Chairman on the SEC’s program to promote investor protection and capital formation and acted as primary legal counsel to the Chairman.  As Deputy Chief of Staff, he administered for the Chairman the divisions and offices of the SEC that have a legal focus, such as Corporation Finance, Investment Management, Trading and Markets, and Enforcement, and also administered the Office of Chief Accountant.

From 1990-1996, Mr. Halloran served as Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel with Bank of America Corporation. In that role, he served as Chief Worldwide Legal Officer for Bank of America, managing more than 450 employees, including 185 attorneys, and was advisor to the Board and senior management. He negotiated, closed and implemented more than 30 acquisitions, including some of the then largest and most complex in the banking industry, resulting in Bank of America becoming one of the largest financial institutions in the world.

Mr. Halloran has served as the lead advisor on multiple forms of corporate finance and structuring transactions worth hundreds of billions of dollars, including formation of private equity funds and advice on portfolio investments, acquisitions, all forms of corporate and partnership public offerings, investment company and investment advisory firms and funds, project financings, and secured debt financings. He has represented sellers and buyers, boards of directors, and investment bankers.

Mr. Halloran is also a frequent speaker and publisher. He recently spoke at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University on "The Future of Central Banking."  He has also spoken at the National Association of Corporate Directors Annual Corporate Governance Conference and at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting Section of Business Law Banking Law Committee on “Risk Management Post-Bear Stearns.” He is the lead editor of the well-known and widely used text entitled Venture Capital & Public Offering Negotiation, which is updated annually. Additionally, he has authored numerous white papers and articles.

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