Michael J.McFerran

Associate

Detroit + 1.313.230.7978

Michael McFerran's practice focuses on data privacy, cybersecurity, and consumer protection including in the health care, life sciences, emerging technology, AI, securities, and automotive domains.

Michael helps clients across industries strategically navigate state, federal, and global privacy, security, and consumer protection laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) cybersecurity governance and disclosure obligations, and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). In particular, Michael has significant experience designing and implementing compliance programs — including drafting and advising on various policies, procedures, and agreements — and also representing clients in substantial domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. Michael also advises food, beverage, dietary supplement, and pharmaceutical manufacturers on product labeling, advertising, and regulatory compliance for new and existing products.

Michael has an active pro bono practice advising nonprofit organizations, representing persecuted individuals seeking asylum, advocating for juvenile justice, and representing disabled combat veterans as a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2022, Michael served as a law clerk in the Executive Office of Michigan's Governor and in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel for Michigan Medicine. He also provided entity structuring, compliance, and intellectual property counsel to numerous start-ups and nonprofits as a student attorney.

Esperienze

  • Program Productions acquires Rhino StagingJones Day is advising Program Productions, Inc. in the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Rhino Staging & Event Productions, Inc. and its affiliated companies, a leader in event stagehand labor management and services for live events across the United States.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires MDC Interior SolutionsJones Day advised Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of MDC Interior Solutions, LLC, a leading commercial interior wallcoverings and design solutions company.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • American Pacific Group portfolio company sells PENETREX®Jones Day advised American Pacific Group in the sale by portfolio company, Wellbeam Consumer Health, of PENETREX®, a leading joint and muscle care brand trusted by millions of consumers, to Carlin Consumer Health, a preeminent consumer health business that specializes in acquiring leading over-the-counter ("OTC") brands.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, Inc.Jones Day advised Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in its acquisition and financing of Resource Innovations, Inc. (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Lash LoungeJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Head to Toe Brands of The Lash Lounge (Lash Lounge), an industry-leading eyelash salon franchise.
  • High Road Capital portfolio company acquires HTE TechnologiesJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company John Henry Foster Minnesota, Inc. of HTE Technologies, a leading automation supplier operating in Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois.
  • MPE Partners acquires Webster IndustriesJones Day advised MPE Partners in the acquisition and financing of Webster Industries, Inc., an industrial equipment supplier focused on engineered class chains, sprockets, and vibrating equipment.
  • Kinzie Capital acquires Arctic IndustriesJones Day represented Kinzie Capital Partners LP, a Chicago-based private equity firm, in the acquisition and financing of Arctic Industries, a leading manufacturer of commercial grade walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • ETS acquires PSIJones Day advised Educational Testing Service (ETS) in its acquisition of PSI Services LLC, a global leader in test development and delivery across workforce certification and licensure.
  • Baird Capital portfolio company acquires Velocity Dynamics, LLCJones Day represented Baird Capital in the acquisition by portfolio company Cleanwater1, Inc. of Velocity Dynamics, LLC, a leading solutions provider of branded, proprietary dry and liquid feed systems for the optimization of chemistry in water and wastewater utilities and industrial plants.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires Summit Hill FoodsJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of Summit Hill Foods, Inc., a leading branded food company producing nationally recognized, premium brands, including Better Than Bouillon and The Original Louisiana Hot Sauce.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Miracle MethodJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Threshold Brands of Miracle Method, the leading franchised provider of bath and kitchen refinishing services in the United States.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires United Sports BrandsJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of United Sports Brands, a global leader in sports performance and protective products, including the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, PEARL iZUMi, and Glukos brands.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires MMGY GlobalJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in the acquisition and financing of MMGY Global, a leading integrated marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and hospitality, from Peninsula Partners and other shareholders.
  • Sonepar Group acquires Billows Electric SupplyJones Day represented Sonepar in the acquisition by its U.S. subsidiary, Cooper Electric, of Billows Electric Supply, an electrical distribution business operating 19 branch locations in the Philadelphia, South New Jersey, and Wilmington, Delaware, markets.
  • EagleTree Capital acquires PRA EventsJones Day represented EagleTree Capital in connection with its acquisition of PRA Events, Inc., a leading business event management firm, from CI Capital Partners.