Michael Ross is a Consultant with Blaqwell, Inc., a firm that provides consulting services for the legal industry.
Prior to joining Blaqwell, Mr. Ross was a senior counsel in the Financial Institutions Department of Wilmer Hale LLP. While at the firm, his practice focused on financing transactions and counseling on bank regulatory and compliance matters.
Prior to Wilmer Hale, Mr. Ross held various senior legal positions at Citicorp/Citibank and Citigroup, including General Counsel of Citibank and Deputy General Counsel of Citigroup. In these positions, Mr. Ross managed lawyers and compliance personnel and advised senior management and staff on matters involving banking regulation, securities laws, corporate governance and risk management.
Mr. Ross spent the first part of his career as an associate and then a partner at Shearman & Sterling. His practice focused primarily on corporate and financing matters, including syndicated lending, acquisition financing, project financing, work-outs and private equity investments.
Mr. Ross has a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, a JD from Columbia Law School and an M.Sc. Econ. in International Law from the London School of Economics.