Michael Pierce


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Michael Pierce

Michael Pierce is a counsel in O’Melveny’s San Francisco office and focuses his practice on internal investigations and complex civil litigation.


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts 


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.: cum laude
  • University of Oregon, B.S., Economics & Business Administration: summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities


  • Honorable William G. Young, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2015-2016)
  • Honorable Peter J. Rubin, Massachusetts Appeals Court (2014-2015)


  • US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York (2012)


  • Prosecuting Online Threats After Elonis, 110 NW. U. L. REV. 995 (2016)
  • The Court and Overcriminalization, 68 STAN. L. REV. ONLINE 50 (2015)
  • Case Comment, Commonwealth v. Shin, 97 MASS. L. REV. 15 (2015)
  • Note, Trust Issues, 8 HARV. L. & POL’Y REV. S1 (2014)