Michael McGrail, Partner

Michael J. McGrail is a partner in the Cooley Business department and a member of the Firm's Mergers & AcquisitionsMedical Devices, Venture Capital Financings and International practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2007 and is resident in the Boston office.

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Mr. McGrail's practice includes the representation of company and investor clients in a full range of corporate legal projects, including mergers and acquisitions, private financings, corporate partnerships and technology licensing. He counsels companies and investors in many industries, with a particular focus on medical devices and life sciences. Mr. McGrail is fluent in German, and a significant portion of his practice is devoted to international transactions.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. McGrail served as the Head of Regulatory Affairs at a German manufacturer of medical devices. Before joining Cooley, Mr. McGrail was an associate in the Medical Device Practice at Hogan & Hartson in Washington, DC, with a focus on commercial, licensing and FDA regulatory issues.

Mr. McGrail earned his JD from Boston College Law School, graduating cum laude, in 2001. He earned his BA from Northeastern University, graduating magna cum laude, in 1993.

Mr. McGrail has been selected as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star" each year since 2009.

He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.


  • Boston College Law School
    JD, 2001, cum laude
  • Northeastern University
    BA, 1993, magna cum laude

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  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • German American Business Counsel


  • German
500 Boylston Street
14th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3736

Phone: +1 617 937 2322
Fax: +1 617 937 2400
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