Michael Mencher

Special Counsel
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About Michael

Michael represents public and late-stage private companies in a broad range of sustainability, corporate governance, securities regulation and other corporate matters. He counsels public companies and their boards on governance and securities issues, including Exchange Act reporting, annual meetings, shareholder activism, insider trading, and board structure and composition matters. Michael has extensive experience assisting corporate and funds clients with the establishment and development of environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, providing strategic advice to boards and management teams on complex sustainability matters, including climate reporting and targets, transaction diligence, green finance, board oversight, and shareholder and stakeholder engagement. Michael also regularly assists initial public offering and deSPAC companies on public company readiness matters, including with respect to governance and sustainability. He works closely with newly public companies on their initial Securities and Exchange Commission and sustainability reporting, as well as establishing key governance and compliance processes. In addition, he has extensive experience representing public companies in various securities offerings – such as IPOs, green finance transactions, registered debt and equity offerings, and private investment in public equity (PIPE) deals.


Harvard Law School
JD, 2014, magna cum laude

Harvard University
MA, 2014, Government

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Master Recherche, 2010, History and Theory of Politics, first class honors

University of Chicago
BA, 2008, Philosophy, college and departmental honors