Michael Houlihan is an associate in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Houlihan’s practice focuses on complex trial matters, securities litigation, and white collar investigations. He has represented financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, and auditing clients in federal and state courts, and during investigations by the United States Congress, the Securities & Exchange Commission, and the Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board. Mr. Houlihan also successfully represented a pro bono client in obtaining a settlement for abuse at the hands of prison guards.

Mr. Houlihan joined Latham following clerkships in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He is a former Department of Defense analyst, and interned with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Before coming to Latham, Mr. Houlihan was an associate for another international law firm.

Mr. Houlihan maintains an active pro bono practice, representing non-citizens seeking asylum and citizenship.

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2015
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • LL.M. in International Criminal Law, University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Law School, 2015
    cum laude
  • BA in Economics, Bucknell University, 2009
    cum laude