Michael J. Halloran Esq.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Holloran, Michael

Michael J. Halloran is a Partner in 's Corporate & Securities practice. As a nationally-recognized authority on corporate and securities law, Mr. Halloran provides extensive insight on a wide array of business and legal issues concerning finance and corporate matters from a career advising top industry leaders and regulators.

Mr. Halloran’s practice focuses primarily on financial services and technology-based companies. He frequently advises boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance issues and handles public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private financings. He has also acted as an outside advisor to numerous organizations in the private and public sectors.


From 2006-08, Mr. Halloran served as Counselor to the Chairman and Deputy Chief of Staff at the SEC. As Counselor to the Chairman, he advised the agency’s leaders on initiatives promoting investor protection and capital formation in addition to acting as the Chairman’s chief legal counsel. When serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, he oversaw the legal function of numerous divisions and offices, including Corporation Finance, Investment Management, Trading and Markets, and Enforcement, and the Office of Chief Accountant.


Mr. Halloran previously practiced at Pillsbury from 1972-90 and 1997-2005. While practicing at the firm, he served as head of the Corporate Securities and Finance practice and various firm committees. He founded the Washington, D.C. office in 1979. From 1990-96, he was Group Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Bank of America Corporation, where he managed more than 450 employees, including 185 attorneys, and was advisor to the bank’s board and senior management. He negotiated, closed and implemented more than 30 acquisitions for Bank of America, including some of the largest and most complex in the industry, helping the bank become one of the largest financial institutions in the world.


Mr. Halloran received his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and his LL.B., from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.