Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Partner at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Michael J. T. McMillen is a partner of the international law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He teaches Islamic finance at Penn Law and at the Wharton School. His principal areas of practice are Islamic finance, and project and infrastructure finance. His work in these areas is primarily transactional, with some arbitration work.
Among his many honors, Michael has twice been the recipient of Euromoney’s award for Best Legal Advisor in Islamic Finance and the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum award in Special Recognition for Regional Continuing Contributions to Islamic finance. Michael was the two-time — and founding — chairperson of the Islamic Finance Section of the American Bar Association. Euromoney magazine identified Michael as one of the 16 pioneers of modern Islamic finance, and he is identified as one of 10 global leaders — and the sole lawyer as global leader — in Islamic finance in Emmy Abdul Alim’s 2014 book entitled Global Leaders in Islamic Finance: Industry Milestones and Reflections.
Michael received a MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently completing a book and a series of papers on the historical origins and early development of equipment finance, including lease finance.