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Michael J.S. Moran

Knowledge Management Attorney

Michael is Director & Client Value Lawyer in the Finance practice. 

Admitted in New York, England & Wales and Ireland, Michael is a dual-qualified finance attorney. He leads knowledge management, client value and practice operations initiatives for the Finance practice and is based in New York. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate at Davis Polk from 2008-2014, where his practice focused on representing borrowers and lenders in complex cross-border finance transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade deals, acquisition financings and sponsor-backed transactions.

Michael is a member of the Board of Directors and Past-President of the Irish American Bar Association of New York. He is Co-Chair of the New York City Knowledge Management & Innovation Attorney Network.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Director & Past-President, Irish American Bar Association of New York

  • Co-Chair, New York City Knowledge Management & Innovation Attorney Network

  • Member, Awards Committee, International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

  • Member, American Bar Association

Awards

  • Named to Irish Legal 100 List, recognizing accomplished Irish & Irish-American lawyers working in the American legal profession, in 2023
  • Recipient of ILTA's Distinguished Peer Award for "Young Professionals to Watch" in 2019
  • Honored as an "Empire State Counsel" by New York State Bar Association for provision of pro bono services in 2009, 2010 and 2014
  • Named to Irish Legal 100 List, recognizing accomplished Irish & Irish-American lawyers working in the American legal profession, in 2023

Qualifications

Admissions

Attorney-at-Law, New York

Solicitor, England and Wales

Solicitor, Ireland

Courts

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Supreme Court

Academic

New York University LL.M.

Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship

Transitional Justice Scholarship

Trinity College - Dublin LL.B.

First Class Honours

Entrance Exhibition Award

Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize

Trinity College Book Prize Winner

Editor and Intervarsity Officer, Trinity College Law Review

Languages

English, Irish, German
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.