Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 2009
- Temple Law Review, Articles/Symposium Editor
- Albert H. Friedman Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing
Lehigh University, B.S., With Honors, 2006
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Associate, 2010-2011
Delaware Court of Chancery, Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, 2009-2010
S. Michael Sirkin
Michael Sirkin focuses on litigating corporate and other business disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery. Michael specializes in expedited M&A litigation, including cases involving the fiduciary duties of corporate directors and officers in various transactional contexts.
Michael began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery. After his clerkship, he practiced in the Corporate and Business Litigation group of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP before joining Seitz Ross.
Michael has also participated in the Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Pro Bono Program, successfully obtaining protection from abuse orders for clients in Family Court.
- American Bar Association
- Delaware State Bar Association
- Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court
- Lehigh Lawyers Association
Articles and Memos
- Let the Seller Beware: The Seller’s Attorney-Client Privilege Passes to Surviving Corporation in a Merger Under Delaware Law.January 2014The M&A Lawyer
- September 2013The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
- Deal Points (Aug. 2013)
- Insights (May 2012)
- The Deterrence Paradox: How Making Securities Fraud Class Actions More Difficult for Plaintiffs Will More Strongly Deter Corporate Fraud82 Temple L. Rev. 307 (2009)
News & Speaking Engagements
- Mike Sirkin Serves as Panelist for ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee Webinar – Great Hill Equity Partners and the Attorney-Client Privilege in M&A: You Mean We Sold That Too?January 2014
- Brad Aronstam and Mike Sirkin Publish Article in Deal Points Entitled "Managing M&A Deals with Underlying Derivative Claims"April 2013
- Brad Aronstam and Michael Sirkin Publish Article in Insights Assessing Post-Closing M&A Litigation RiskMay 2012