Michael Diz is Co-Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, co-managing partner of the San Francisco office, and a leader in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Private Equity and Corporate Governance Groups. Mr. Diz has a broad-based transactional practice advising public and private companies, private equity firms and special committees on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.
Mr. Diz is ranked as a leading M&A lawyer by Chambers Global (2022) and Chambers USA (2022), where clients say that he is “smart, commercial and sensitive to client needs” and that he has “unmatched experience and knowledge in the M&A world.” He is said to be “very creative,” “hard-working,” “interested in getting to the right conclusions” and “balanced and even-tempered in the face of intense situations.” They have also said that he “has a really solid grasp on the latest legal matters” and “understands what we are trying to accomplish because he understands our business. He is very effective in helping us achieve our goals.” Mr. Diz has been shortlisted as a 2020 Dealmaker of the Year by The Deal for technology, media & telecoms. He is recommended for M&A and is recognized as a leading lawyer for telecoms and broadcast by The Legal 500 US (2022), where clients have praised his “strong commercial skills in addition to legal acumen.” He is also ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 (2020) for M&A and private equity. Law360 recognized him as a telecom “Law360 MVP” in 2015. Mr. Diz was selected as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal (2014) and was named a Rising Star in M&A by Law360 (2014), awarded to ten M&A lawyers under the age of 40.
Mr. Diz joined the firm in 2004. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004. He received his B.A., with highest distinction, from the University of Virginia in 1999. He serves on the Legal Advisory Board of the Partnership for New York City’s Innovation Council.
Diz律师被《全球钱伯斯》（2022年）和《美国钱伯斯》（2021年）评为并购业务领先律师。客户称他“极具创意，极具商业意识”，“工作勤奋努力”，“专注于获得恰当的结果”，“在紧张的情况下亦能保持冷静、平和的心态”。客户还表示“他对最新的法律事务有非常深入的了解”，“他清楚我们所要达成的目标，因为他了解我们所从事的业务。在他的帮助下我们得以有效地实现自己的目标。” Diz律师入围《The Deal》2020年度科技、媒体和电信领域最佳交易撮合商。他被《美国法律500强》（2021年）评为并购业务推荐律师，电信和广播业务领先律师。客户称赞他“不但具有机敏的法律头脑，还拥有出色的商业技巧”。Diz律师还被《国际金融法律评论1000》（2020年）评为并购和私募股权领域杰出律师，被《法律360》评为其2015年电信类的“最具价值律师”。Diz律师被《纽约法律期刊》（2014年）评选为“明日之星”，被《法律360》（2014年）誉为并购领域之“新秀”（授予10位40岁以下的优秀并购律师）。