Michael F. Coyne is General Counsel MUFG Americas Holdings, BTMU Americas Holdings, and senior legal officer for BTMU’s operations in the Americas, including General Counsel of Union Bank.
Currently based in San Francisco, Mike’s responsibilities include legal support for UnionBanCal Corporation’s board of directors, oversight of all corporate litigation and government affairs functions; legal oversight of mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, securities and credit transactions, and all of the bank’s internal and external legal support.
Prior to joining Union Bank, Coyne had a 21 year career at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York, most recently as Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Co-Head of Litigation. From 1992 to 2004, he was a senior litigation staff attorney. In 2004, he was appointed Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Co-Head of Investment Banking Litigation. In 2010, he became Co-Head of Litigation, responsible for all of litigation and governmental investigation matters affecting the bank’s businesses worldwide.
After earning his J.D. (cum laude) from Boston College Law School in 1983, Coyne joined Rogers & Wells, a New York based international law firm, specializing in securities, corporate and commercial and real estate litigation. He earned a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1980. In addition to being a member of the New York State Bar, Coyne serves on the Association board of directors of The Clearing House and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and of the Federal Bar Council.