Michael Penney is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Finance group and advises clients on a broad range of M&A and joint venture transactions, private and public securities offerings, corporate governance matters and public company reporting and compliance matters.

His clients include startups, growth stage companies, private equity portfolio companies and global corporations spanning a range of high tech industries, including blockchain, cybersecurity, energy, fintech, life sciences, SaaS, semiconductors, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Penney served as General Counsel of Hercules Capital, a venture financing firm focused on investments in venture-backed and publicly traded life sciences and technology companies.

Mr. Penney previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel at State Street Corporation, where he negotiated and led domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic investment transactions.



  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2002, cum laude
  • BA, University of Nebraska, 1999
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

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