Washington, D.C., September 27 - Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that Micah S. Green has joined the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Green comes to the firm after a twenty year career at The Bond Market Association (BMA) serving as its President and CEO for seven years and most recently President and Co-CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets which was formed by the merger of the BMA and the Securities Industry Association. His practice will provide clients counsel on market and industry leadership matters, crisis management issues, and legislative and regulatory advocacy.
“Micah’s addition to the firm will greatly enhance our expertise in the financial markets throughout the United States and overseas. His deep understanding of government policy risk assessment and management, will offer our clients the type of comprehensive counsel they increasingly demand,” noted Stuart Pape, Firm Managing Partner. “We welcome him to Patton Boggs and look forward to benefiting from his decades of experience representing market players and products in what continues to be an evolving political environment.”
As President and CEO of The Bond Market Association for seven years, Mr. Green led the full-service trade association in its representation of the largest financial markets in the world, the estimated $48 trillion debt markets, and a diverse mix of over 460 securities firms and banks, multi-product firms, and companies with special market and regional niches. As CEO, he oversaw the Association’s expansion across the markets and across the globe, establishing offices in Europe and Asia.
He gained extensive knowledge of the needs of different types of markets, businesses, and products during his 20 years at the Association, increasing the group’s membership and global coverage, expanding the range and depth of services available to members through legal/regulatory and market standards and practices initiatives, and shepherding the industry during times of stress (e.g. post-9/11 market issues).
Before joining The Bond Market Association, Mr. Green was Tax Legislative Counsel at MCI Communications, where he was responsible for implementing the federal, state, and local tax legislative effort of the telecommunications company and leading MCI’s lobbying efforts during major tax reform. Before that, he lobbied Congress for the National Association of Realtors.
Mr. Green also worked in the public sector, working on Capitol Hill for seven years, including serving as Staff Director of a subcommittee that had jurisdiction of numerous civil service-related issues, including a federal program to review programs that can be contracted out and the Ethics-in-Government Act.
He earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1984 and graduated with a B.B.A. from the university in 1979.