Michael Pritchard


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2013

B.A., University of Texas at Dallas, 2010, with highest honors; summa cum laude

Intern to the Honorable Jane J. Boyle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, June-July 2011


Texas, 2013


Michael Pritchard has assisted in public and private securities offerings, as well as state and federal corporate and securities compliance matters, including initial public offerings, debt offerings, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, compliance with NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards and the preparation of filings with the SEC, FINRA and state securities offices. Michael has also assisted public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Michael joined Haynes and Boone after graduating from Duke University Law School in 2013. Prior to law school, Michael graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Dallas with highest honors.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Understanding the Implications of the Fast Act," co-author, Securities Regulation Law Journal, Volume 45, Number 1, Spring 2017.

Capital Markets

Finance | Haynes and Boone, LLP

FAST Act Creates New Resale Exemption and Amends Securities Laws

On December 4, 2015, the FAST Act was signed into law by President Obama. The FAST Act includes a number of provisions that are intended to facilitate the resale of securities, enhance certain aspects of the JOBS Act and modernize disclosure requirements for documents filed with the SEC.


Securities Regulation Law Journal

Understanding the Implications of the Fast Act

While the main purpose of the FAST Act is to provide long-term funding for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment, the FAST Act includes a number of changes to the federal securities laws that are intended to modernize disclosure requirements for documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, reduce disclosure requirements for smaller reporting companies, enhance certain aspects of the JOBS Act and facilitate unregistered resales of securities.

Venture Capital


SEC Provides New Guidance for Accredited Investor Verification under Regulation D

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently published six new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (“C&DIs”) related to the verification process for accredited investors under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.

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