Michael Marra is co-managing partner of the New York office. He excels at understanding business needs, developing effective strategies and solutions, and working closely on communication strategies. Michael represents some of the world’s best known luxury brands, social media companies and law firms, and has significant experience with businesses leading the fields of advertising and technology.
Michael is a trusted advisor to private equity firms in their acquisition, integration and divestiture of businesses. Together with Steve Mitchell (Managing Partner, Columbia, SC office) Michael leads the firm’s practice in support of corporate M&A transactions and integration, deploying the firm’s enormous practical expertise and M&A experience to provide value-added guidance throughout the deal process.
He works on a broad range of matters, with unique experience counseling clients through complicated and high stakes employee relations matters. Additionally, he has resolved hundreds of adversarial proceedings through employer verdicts and negotiated resolutions, including discrimination claims, worker classification determinations, and trade secret and non-compete disputes.
Prior to helping to open the NYC office, Michael served for nearly a decade as Associate GC with The Interpublic Group in New York, where he worked closely with Interpublic's corporate team, Board of Directors and member companies on the full array of employment matters and initiatives. Michael has also practiced at renowned firms including Jones Day, Proskauer and Cooley.
Michael earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.A. from University of Iowa, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army through Iowa’s ROTC program.