Michael Heffernan is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution associate in Mayer Brown's New York office.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Michael was a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As an Agent, Michael investigated crimes related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering and international anti-trust in the FBI’s International Corruption Unit. In addition, Michael lead Racketeering investigations targeting complex criminal enterprises and violent gangs in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Before working for the FBI, Michael worked as an equities analyst at an Asset Management company, and he served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy.

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Hamilton College, BA

Fordham University School of Law, JD, cum laude


  • New York