Michael J. Aiello is Chairman of the Corporate Department of the international law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Michael regularly represents public companies and Boards of Directors in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, hostile takeovers and defense and other contests for corporate control and shareholder activism and advises clients on corporate governance matters. He has been included on the 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2014 NACD Directorship 100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the boardroom and has been named a Dealmaker of the Year and Dealmaker of the Week several times by The American Lawyer.
Michael graduated from Xaverian High School in 1987. He received a B.A. from New York University in 1991 and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 1994. He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of The New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund.
Michael currently resides in Chatham, New Jersey with his wife, Catherine, and their three children. Michael enjoys playing ice hockey, running, SoulCycle and swimming at his home in Spring Lake, and he is an avid fan of The Metropolitan Opera and New York Rangers.