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Michael T. Driscoll

New York
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  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School, 2010, Executive Board Member, The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
  • B.A., Creighton University, 2000
  • Intern, The Honorable Wayne R. Andersen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Jan.-May 2007)
  • Illinois
  • New York
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Michael Driscoll is an associate in the Finance and Bankruptcy Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Driscoll served as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of the United States Trustee for the Southern District of New York.  During his tenure, he represented the United States Trustee’s office in over 150 Chapter 11 cases by ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations during all phases of bankruptcy cases.  Mr. Driscoll joined the Department of Justice directly from law school through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.

Prior to law school, Mr. Driscoll was an active and reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He served two tours in Iraq and received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals as well as a Combat Action Ribbon.  He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps as a Major.


  • Recent Developments in Section 507 – Priorities, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (Aug. 2015)
  • “(M)” is for Mootness: Statutory Mootness Under Section 363(m), 23 Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice 6 (Dec. 2014)
  • Recent Developments in Section 507 – Priorities, Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (Aug. 2014)
  • In re Lively: The Narrow View Emerges as the Majority Approach to the Absolute Priority Rule in Individual Chapter 11 Cases, American Bankruptcy Institute Consumer Committee Newsletter (Oct. 2013)
  • Will YouTube Sail into the DMCA’s Safe Harbor or Sink for Internet Piracy?, 6 John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law 550 (2007), reprinted in Copyright Piracy: Issues & Implications (ICFAI Univ. Press 2009)
  • Thoughts Regarding the Company-Level Intelligence Cell, Marine Corps Gazette (Jun. 2009) (co-author)
  • Reserve Scout/Sniper Company, Marine Corps Gazette (Sept. 2009)

Finance and Bankruptcy Law Blog Posts




  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association