1601 Dove St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Michael Whalen founded Whalen LLP in 2005. Prior to that time, Mike was a partner of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, one of the highest-rated law firms in the United States. Mike has the highest possible peer review rating (AV) by Martindel-Hubbell.
Mike has the leading practice in the United States representing selling stockholders in IPOs and other public offerings. He has been selected to represent the selling stockholders in over 175 public offerings, almost all of them involving the first-tier investment banks and top law firms.
Mike represented MatlinPatterson, a $9 billion private equity fund, for many years, advising the fund with respect to its investments in portfolio companies in a variety of industries. He has worked on many billions of dollars in company sale and merger transactions for MatlinPatterson, including the merger of Standard Pacific Corp. and Ryland Group, Inc., the sales of XLHealth Corporation, Polymer Group, Goss International, Railworks, and KGEN Power and the signed-but-never-completed sales of chemical giant Huntsman Corporation first to Basell and then to Apollo.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Mathematics, National Science Foundation fellowship
Princeton University, A.B. Mathematics, University Scholar
Admitted to practice in California, New York, Washington State and Washington, DC