Micah Schwalb: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Micah Schwalb

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global - Asia Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • American Indian Law
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group
Contact InfoTelephone: 303.572.6573
Fax: 303.572.6540
University Northwestern University, B.A., 2000
Law SchoolUniversity of Colorado Law School, J.D., 2007 2007 Honorable Steven F. Williams Leadership Award, Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law, Best Brief & Semifinalist, 2006 National Telecommunications Moot Court; Peking University, LL.M., Chinese Law, 2009 Associate Editor, Peking University Journal of Legal Studies, Beijing Municipal Government Scholarship for Foreign Graduate Students
AdmittedColorado; Kansas

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Board of Directors, CPT12 Denver
•Ex-Officio Member, Board of Directors, Unidos Por La Salud, 2011
•Member, Governor's Broadband Council, 2010
•Consultant, Governor's Innovation Council, 2009


Micah Schwalb advises clients on international corporate transactions and federal regulatory compliance. His corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, corporate finance, public and private offerings, venture capital, commercial transactions, and general corporate law across multiple industries and sectors. His compliance experience entails advising companies on regulations applicable to capital-raising transactions, energy development, telecommunications, financial services, and cross-border transactions, in particular issues arising under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sanctions programs enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the USA Patriot Act/Bank Secrecy Act.

Prior to joining the firm, Micah served as in-house counsel for a telecommunications company. Micah managed the company's government affairs efforts and strategic corporate transactions, and also appeared before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Rural Utilities Service, and various state legislatures.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2015
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Associated News & Events
Colorado Public Television Appoints Greenberg Traurig Attorney Micah Schwalb to its Board of Directors
Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Colorado Super Lawyers

USA PATRIOT Act/AML Update: FinCEN Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Regarding Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
Unclaimed Property Audits: No Laughing Matter

Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, The Sword & Shield of Federal Lease Suspensions, The Wyoming Lawyer, 2011
•Co-Author, Higher Education & Foreign Schools in China, Journal of College and University Law, 2010
•Author, Higher Education & Entrepreneurship in Colorado, Governor's Innovation Council and the Silicon Flatirons Center, 2009
•Author, American Private Prisons, A Glimpse of Global Criminal Laws, Wang Shizhou, ed., 2008
•Author, Exploit Derivatives & National Security, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, 2007

•Summer Law Clerk, Honorable Allison H. Eid, Colorado Supreme Court, 2006

Previous Employment
•Corporate Counsel, Viaero Wireless, 2009-2011
•Consultant, Governor's Innovation Council, Denver, Colorado, 2008-2009

Areas of Concentration
•Public offerings
•Private placements
•Venture capital
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Governmental affairs
•Foreign direct investment
•Technology, media, and telecommunications

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented a publicly traded hospital management company (NYSE) in its bid to lease a municipal hospital system. Represented a venture-funded health care informatics start-up in numerous commercial transactions. Represented a publicly traded global retail company (NYSE) in its efforts to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the People's Republic of China. Represented a public natural resources company (NYSE) in its $145 million sale of a gas storage facility. Advised a public natural resources company (ASX) on matters relating to its U.S. subsidiaries. Advised a public natural resources company (NYSE) on its acquisition of oil and gas leaseholds in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. Advised the chief financial officer of a well-known product design and manufacturing company in a dispute with that company's majority shareholder. Advised on nine-figure, cross-collateralized, syndicated debt refinancing. Advised on the acquisition of spectrum licenses and other holdings from another cellular carrier. Advised on the negotiation and execution of a variety of business-to-business software licensing agreements and software services contracts. Advised on the negotiation and settlement of litigation with a dominant nationwide cellular carrier. Counseled various clients regarding advertising law. The above representations were handled by Mr. Schwalb prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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USA PATRIOT Act/AML Update: FinCEN Issues Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Regarding Beneficial Ownership Disclosure
Carl A. Fornaris,Wendy Li,Micah Schwalb, September 1, 2014
On July 23, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) published highly-anticipated proposed regulations that, if adopted into final regulations, would require banks, securities broker dealers, mutual funds, futures commission merchants, and...
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Micah Schwalb

1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
DenverCO 80202


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