Michael Harrington is the Managing Director of the Mintz Group’s Hong Kong office, and he oversees the firm’s activities in South Asia. He has been a corporate investigator for a decade and specializes in cross-border intelligence and fact gathering for sensitive pre-transactional and dispute-related investigations.
Michael has managed hundreds of matters around the globe and conducted fieldwork in a dozen countries across Asia. His casework has included: Due diligence in India on private equity investments, joint-venture partners, sales agents, and board directors/senior executives; Inquiries in Sri Lanka to understand certain corruption risks and their impact on foreign investors; Interviews in the Maldives to reconstruct a series of events on behalf of litigators; Analysis in Myanmar to determine whether potential business partners were sanctioned or connected to sanctioned entities; Evidence gathering in Korea to substantiate allegations of trademark infringement; and Network building in Indonesia, East Timor, and the Philippines in the course of reputational due diligence.
Prior to working in Asia, Michael was part of the firm’s practice group that conducted Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption investigations globally, and he frequently worked on matters in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He vetted third parties in these regions on behalf of multinationals across several sectors and researched the backgrounds and relationships of aid recipients for international organizations. Formerly based in New York and Washington, D.C., Michael has also conducted background checks on companies and individuals in the United States.
Michael has a BA in International Affairs with a concentration in Middle East studies from the George Washington University and is an MBA candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.