Michael Morillo's practice focuses on government investigations, internal culture and civil rights reviews and strategic response matters. He represents a wide range of clients—including start-ups, major financial institutions, health care companies and global technology leaders.

In his government investigations practice, Mr. Morillo represents clients in both civil and criminal investigations before the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state attorneys general offices and other regulators. He has particular experience in investigations concerning allegations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, insider trading and market manipulation.

In his internal review practice, Mr. Morillo helps clients evaluate and enhance their policies and practices concerning issues of workplace culture, racial equity, civil rights and human rights. In just the past year, Mr. Morillo developed and implemented a human rights due diligence program for a major hospitality company and conducted a comprehensive internal civil rights audit for a global technology company.

In his strategic response practice, Mr. Morillo helps clients assess and manage legal and reputational risks when faced with potential crises. He has helped clients respond to and address issues related to anti-discrimination, acceptable uses of products and services and implementation of ESG (environmental, social, governance) strategies.

Mr. Morillo joined the firm's New York office in 2014 and moved to the Los Angeles office in 2019. He is a member of the New York and California bar associations.


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  • Education

    • JD, Stanford Law School, 2015

      Symposium Editor, Stanford Journal of Complex Litigation

    • BA, Mass Communication Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

      cum laude

  • Admissions

    • California

    • New York



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