Michael Podolny represents technology and life sciences companies from startup through exit as their outside corporate counsel.

Mr. Podolny advises technology companies — ranging from startups to mature private and public companies — as well as venture capital and private equity firms that finance such companies, in day-to-day matters and a variety of corporate and securities transactions. He leads transactions on behalf of companies, investors, and entrepreneurs worth billions of dollars annually. His transactional work includes:

  • Public and private financing transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tender offers, liquidity programs, and secondary stock transactions
  • Corporate governance matters 
  • Formations and restructurings 
  • Crowdfunding transactions
  • Employment matters
  • Equity incentives
  • Securities law compliance
  • License agreements

Often the first point of contact on day-to-day corporate and securities law matters, Mr. Podolny regularly connects clients to the full breadth of Latham’s global platform.

With a robust cross-border practice, Mr. Podolny regularly advises clients based in Israel, Australia, Europe, India, and East Asia.

Mr. Podolny's representative clients include:

  • Canva
  • Discord
  • Grammarly
  • Joby Aero
  • Adept
  • Perplexity
  • Brillio
  • Flare
  • Shipper
  • SummerBio
  • PURE
  • Ramp Corporation
  • Infoworks
  • Harbor Health
  • Duetti
  • Syntiant
  • Riskified
  • Vast Data
  • Sirona Medical
  • Trax Retail
  • Zap Surgical Systems
  • Earnix
  • Sail Internet
  • VideoVerse

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • BBA, Schulich School of Business, York University

Languages Spoken

  • English