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Michael M Wiseman

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Partner since 1985. Michael Wiseman represents a broad range of financial firms, including domestic and international commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies and rating agencies. His practice encompasses regulatory and enforcement issues, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets, new products initiatives, derivative products, payment system issues, consumer financial products, cybersecurity, and corporate governance and counseling.

Mr. Wiseman has a long history of advising global financial institutions on their largest transactions and their most sensitive regulatory matters. He has represented a number of foreign banks in connection with the creation of U.S. intermediate holding companies and on the corporate governance issues related to those companies. His payment system representations include The Clearing House Association and CHIPS, as well as the creation of CLS. His trade association representations include The Clearing House Association, BAFT-IFSA and SIFMA.

Mr. Wiseman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute. He is a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where he teaches Corporate Crisis Management. His other activities include serving as Vice Chairman of the U. S. Naval Institute Foundation and as a trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America.


Harvard (JD, 1978; AB, 1975).