Michael S. Harrington


  • Michael S. Harrington
  • Phone: +1 215 979 1260

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    30 South 17th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103-4196

Michael S. Harrington serves as a team lead of the firm's Life Sciences and Medical Technologies industry group, He represents early- and growth-stage companies in the technology, life sciences, healthcare and clean tech sectors. 

Mr. Harrington’s experience includes advising institutional, strategic and private investors on structuring, negotiating and managing investments; representing private equity funds in raising capital and advising on requisite disclosures and federal and state securities law compliance; assisting growth companies in investment banking, accounting, management, private investor and other critical financing relationships; negotiating and documenting corporate transactions such as equity and debt financing, acquisitions, joint ventures and employment compensation and benefit arrangements; leveraging a company’s intellectual property through licensing, joint venture or development relationships and establishing distribution channels or similar means; and advising early-stage companies and investors on the opportunities and complexities of equity crowdfunding enabled by the JOBS ACT.

Mr. Harrington is a graduate of Villanova University (LL.M., Taxation, 1995; J.D., 1994) and Niagara University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1991).



  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1995
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Niagara University, B.A., cum laude, 1991


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2023-present
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
    - Partner/Associate, 1997-2023
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath
    - Associate, 1995-1997

Professional Activities

  • Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
    - Executive Committee
  • Ideas & Innovation Network (IIN)
    - Board Member

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009-2024

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014-2023

  • Listed in Philadelphia Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2017, 2022

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

  • Listed in Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2006

  • Listed in The Legal Intelligencer Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2006

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Understanding and Navigating Funding Opportunities," i2n and CIC Philadelphia Education Session, July 17, 2024
  • Speaker, "i2n Funding 101 Education Session," Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n), Chester County Economic Development Council, Exton, PA, April 9, 2024

Selected Publications