Michael D. Birnbaum
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Michael Birnbaum, former Senior Trial Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has extensive experience investigating and litigating matters arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act, and the Investment Company Act, including those involving accounting and offering frauds, insider trading, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, custody and consumer protection rules, and data breach rules. Throughout his tenure at the SEC, he also worked closely with SEC investigative units, including the Asset Management Unit, the Market Abuse Unit, and the Complex Financial Instruments Unit, as well as with attorneys at various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and foreign securities regulators.
Michael earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he served as the editor for the Annual Survey of America Law, and his B.A. cum laude from Binghamton University. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York.