PeopleMichael M. Donahey
Michael M. Donahey

Michael M. Donahey

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PeopleMichael M. Donahey

  • University of Iowa College of Law (J.D., with high distinction, 1992)
    • Order of The Coif
    • Member, Iowa Law Review
  • University of Iowa (B.B.A., Accounting, 1989)

  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Lex Mundi (2001-2005)
    • Corporate & Securities Committee
    • Regional Vice Chair, North America
  • Snell & Wilmer Hiring Committee Co-Chair (2002-2005)
  • Snell & Wilmer Client Review Committee
  • Snell & Wilmer Loss Prevention Partner
  • Snell & Wilmer Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Committee

  • "Congressional Plenary - 2012 Election," Moderator, Arizona Housing Forum, Tucson, Arizona (October 2012)
  • "Corporate Counsel Best Practices," Moderator, 2012 Corporate Counsel Forum, Pelican Hill, California (March 2012)
  • "Corporate Counsel Best Practices," Moderator, 2010 Corporate Counsel Forum, Pelican Hill, California (October 2010)
  • "Corporate Counsel Best Practices," Moderator, 2008 Corporate Counsel Forum, Half Moon Bay, California (August 2008)
  • "Mergers and Acquisitions II - Let's Make a Deal: The Current State of Mergers and Acquisitions Practice," Speaker, 2008 State Bar of Arizona Convention (June 2008)
  • "Executive Compensation Panel," Speaker, Nasdaq Stock Market (December 2006)
  • "The SEC's New E-Proxy Rules: Background and Practical Suggestions," Speaker, American Society of Corporate Secretaries, Arizona Chapter (October 2007)
  • "Proxy Season and Executive Compensation Disclosure Developments," Speaker, 2007 Corporate Counsel Forum, Half Moon Bay, California (August 2007)
  • "The New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules," Speaker, 2006 Corporate Counsel Forum, Colorado Springs, Colorado (August 2006)
  • "SEC Reporting Requirements," Speaker, 2005 Corporate Counsel Forum, Colorado Springs, Colorado (August 2005)
  • "Annual Meetings of Stockholders and Proxy Rules," Expert Witness, United States Federal Bankruptcy Court
  • "Small Business Law: A Practical Guide to Starting & Operating," Speaker, People's Law School

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Mergers & Acquisitions (2012-2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2008-2012, 2014-2020); Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2008-2020); Securities Regulation (2014-2020)
    • Phoenix Lawyer of the Year, Securities Regulation (2016)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (2011-2019)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Corporate Law (2008)
  • Forty Under 40, Phoenix Business Journal (March 2002)

  • Xavier College Preparatory, Board of Trustees (2013-present)
  • Westmarc, Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • Partnership for a Drug-Free Arizona, Board of Directors (2003-2006)
  • International Science & Engineering Fair 2005 - Arizona, Advisory Board Member (2001-2005)
  • Valley Leadership Class XIX (1997-1998)
  • Pioneer Arizona Museum Board of Directors (1993-1998); President (1997-1998)
  • COMPAS, Pro Bono Legal Counsel (an organization devoted to enhancing the cultural, artistic, and scientific environment of metropolitan Phoenix) (1996-2003)
  • St. Matthew School Advisory Board (1993-1995)

  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, General Counsel

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona