Michael Mugmon is a partner in the Securities and Litigation/Controversy groups of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He joined the firm's Washington, D.C. office in 2003 and moved to the Palo Alto office in 2007 as a founder of the firm’s West Coast Securities practice. Mr. Mugmon was recently recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the top 20 lawyers in California under 40, and he has been named a “Rising Star” for three consecutive years by Northern California Super Lawyers.
Michael Mugmon's practice focuses on government enforcement actions, internal investigations, securities litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He represents public companies, officers and directors, investment firms, accounting firms and broker-dealers in litigation in state and federal courts and in proceedings before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney's Office, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has experience in matters related to financial fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, accounting irregularities and insider trading.
Mr. Mugmon also serves on the firm's Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and Ethics Committee, as well as on the Palo Alto office's Hiring Committee.
Languages Spoken: English, French
Licensed since 2003
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Daily Journal||Top 20 Lawyers Under 40||2013|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Law Firm Writer||Burton Foundation||2011|
|Rising Star||Northern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr||2013 - Present|
|Counsel||Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr||2009 - 2013|
|Associate||Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr||2003 - 2007|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert||United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit||2002 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Financial Fraud Law Report||Lower Courts Interpret The Supreme Court's Decision In Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders||2012|
|WilmerHale Client Alert||SEC's First Non-Prosecution Agreement Exemplifies Government Trend Toward Soliciting Cooperation, Raises New Questions||2011|
|WilmerHale Client Alert||SEC Provides Further Guidance on Cooperation Credit||2011|
|WilmerHale Client Alert||Supreme Court Rejects "Bright-Line" Materiality Rule in Securities Cases||2011|
|The Deal||Seeing Green||2010|
|Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal||Court Ruling Preserves Emerging Technology Collaboration||2008|
|Vermont Law Review||Allocation of the Burden of Proof in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Due Process Challenges||2005|
|University of Pennsylvania Law Review||Broadsheet Bullies?: Designated Public Forum and Established Newspapers' Efforts to Rid Philadelphia's Public Transit System of a Government-Sponsored Competitor||2002|
|University of Pennsylvania Law School||N/A||J.D.||2002|
|University of Pennsylvania||History||B.A.||1999|