Michael R. Isby

Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Michael R. Isby

Michael R. Isby

Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Mike Isby is Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher where he is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. He practices in the Firm’s Environmental Practice. His practice concentrates on the environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and lendings. His practice also includes environmental law compliance counseling. Mike has been recognized for environmental law expertise in publications such as Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Who's Who Legal: Environment.

Mike received his B.A. from Queens College in 1983 (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1986 where he was an Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review. Mike was a law clerk to the Honorable David N. Edelstein, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York, from 1986 to 1988.

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Michael R. Isby
Senior Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1986

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1983

Queens College is a part of the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment. CUNY graduates include 12 Nobel laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, several mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, scientists and artists. Queens College, located in Kew Gardens Hills in the borough of Queens in New York City, is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college's seventy seven acre campus is located in the heart of the borough, along Kissena Boulevard. Queens College opened in 1937 and has become one of CUNY's largest senior colleges.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member
1984 - 1986

The Fordham Law Review is a scholarly journal serving the legal profession and the public by discussing current legal issues. Each volume comprises six books, three each semester, totaling over 3,000 pages. Managed by a board of eighteen student editors, the Law Review is a working journal, not merely an honor society. Nevertheless, Law Review membership is considered among the highest scholarly achievements at the Law School. The Fordham Law Review is the fifth-most cited law review in cases and other journals, and ranked eleventh in Washington & Lee University's most recent annual study.

Career History
Senior Counsel
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Clerk
1986 - 1988

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citations, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers.

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Infineon Technologies AG purchases Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

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Harsco Corp. purchases Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Inc. from Stericycle, Inc.

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Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners purchases TRAC Intermodal LLC from FIG LLC (Private Equity)

Awards & Honors
1989
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of New York
1988
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of New York
1987
Admitted to the New York Bar
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