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Michael Wheatley

Of Counsel, Litigation Department


Michael Wheatley is Of Counsel in the Investigations and White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Wheatley’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals in litigation and regulatory matters. He has experience representing clients in enforcement matters involving the DOJ, SEC, and FINRA, and in litigation in federal and state courts. 

Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Wheatley was Counsel at another law firm. Before that he served as Regulatory Counsel for Lincoln Financial Group and Chief Counsel of its wholesale broker-dealer business, Lincoln Financial Distributors. He also worked as an attorney in the legal department of Towers Watson & Co. (now known as Willis Towers Watson).

Earlier in his career, Mr. Wheatley was an associate at another law firm and also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ira DeMent of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (2010-2011) and the Honorable Michael H. Schneider of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (2011-2013).

Practice Areas

Investigations and White Collar Defense




District of Columbia Bar


George Mason University School of Law, J.D. 2009
Brigham Young University, B.A. 2006

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