Senior Legal Associate
Attorney at Law, LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law

Michael Kunz

Applying his entrepreneurial mindset to client matters: Your go-to expert for digitalization and digital transformation.

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Susanne Jöhr
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Profile

Michael Kunz supports innovation leaders and internationally oriented technology companies focusing on FinTech, blockchain and DLT, data protection, software license management and cloud computing. He also has in-depth knowledge of intellectual property and financial markets law and supports clients in regulatory matters and the commercialization of their intellectual property rights.

Michael has a solid technical and legal understanding of DLT technology and digital distribution models and is a proponent of pragmatic solutions. He is primarily active in an advisory and contract drafting capacity, thereby ensuring that his clients can focus on their core business.

Prior to joining MME, Michael worked for several organizations and technology companies in the greater Seattle area after passing the Washington State Bar exam. He is an active member of the platform “Mentor in Law” and regularly publishes on topics in his practice area.

Education

2016 Admitted to the Washington State Bar (USA)
2016 University of Washington (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law and Policy)
2013 Admitted to the Swiss Bar
2011 University of Zurich (MLaw)
2010 University of Zurich (BLaw)

Languages

German, English, French, Spanish

Work Experience

since 2018 Senior Legal Associate at MME
2017 Legal Associate at MME
2017 Attorney at Intellectual Ventures, Bellevue (USA)
2017 Attorney at Seattle Symphony, Seattle (USA)
2016 Legal Intern at CoMotion Innovation Center, Seattle (USA)
2013 - 2015 Attorney at a Swiss Legal Protection Insurance Company
2011 Law Clerk at the District Court of Wil (SG)

Awards

  • The Legal500 – Rising Star in Fintech and TMT (2021 and 2022)

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)