MICHAEL MANN is a partner in Sidley’s White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations practice, where he strategically counsels and defends companies, financial institutions and related individuals in internal, criminal and regulatory investigations, prosecutions and litigations. He is a trusted advisor to senior management and boards of directors faced with some of their most complex and sensitive enforcement and investigation-related issues, including matters concerning alleged bribery and corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial and ethical misconduct.
Michael regularly counsels companies, financial institutions and their boards on the design, implementation and maintenance of anti-corruption compliance programs, compliance with anti-money laundering laws and regulations (including the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act), the due diligence of business partners in international business transactions, and the development of proactive risk assessments. He has directed many internal investigations and sensitive reviews on behalf of clients in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Michael also represents clients in an array of complex commercial litigation and employment disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitral forums.
Michael was recently recognized as one of five white collar “Rising Stars” by Law360. He was also recognized with the “Best in white collar crime” award at both the inaugural and second annual Euromoney LMG Americas Rising Star Awards. Michael has been recommended as an international leader in “Business Crime Defence” by Who’s Who Legal, and as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication. He has served on Law360’s White Collar Editorial Advisory Board and the American Bar Association’s Global Anti-Corruption Committee. Michael is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park, and serves on both the Dean’s Advisory Council (DAC) and the National Advisory Board for the Advocacy Institute at the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Earlier in his career, Michael served as deputy director of scheduling and advance to former President Bill Clinton.