Michael Goroff is an independent corporate lawyer, business advisor, and entrepreneur. Until 2007, he was a partner at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in New York and London, where he focused on public and private M&A and financially complex private equity transactions. Michael began his career at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, joining Milbank as a partner in 1992.
Since 2007, Mr. Goroff has engaged in a mix of business and mission-driven activities, in legal and non-legal roles. He has been involved in several early-stage or impact-oriented enterprises as a founder, investor, advisor, or lawyer. He also spent three years as a Senior Managing Director at Avenue Capital in a non-legal role on two SPAC transactions.
Mr. Goroff has, in parallel, devoted substantial time to global health, international development, and anti-poverty matters. He obtained a graduate degree in global public health, held a post-graduate research fellowship, and served as a consultant to related public and private entities and projects. He has had roles in mission-driven enterprises and directs mission-driven venture investing for a substantial family foundation. He is a member of the Board of BRAC USA, the US affiliate of one of largest anti-poverty NGOs in the world and has participated in strategic and governance initiatives involving BRAC on a global basis.
Mr. Goroff received his AB from Harvard College and his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received a Master of Public Health in Global Health from Harvard, where he was subsequently a Takemi Fellow in International Health.