Michael Donnella

Practice Professor of Law
Director, Center for Compliance and Ethics

Michael Donnella is Practice Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Compliance and Ethics. He teaches Compliance and Ethics, and Global Anti-Bribery & Corruption. Professor Donnella has global expertise derived from disparate business sectors.

Prior to joining Temple Law, he was Corporate Compliance Officer at Murphy Oil Corporation, an Arkansas-based international oil & gas exploration and production company at which he established and led the Global Compliance and Ethics program.  He has previously served as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Assistant General Counsel of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer) and as chief counsel in a number of Wyeth’s global divisions.  Prior to Wyeth, he spent several years with AT&T, with assignments including state and federal regulatory, international commercial, and trade policy counseling.  He began practicing law with Troutman Pepper in Atlanta.

He is a frequent speaker on compliance and ethics, global anti-corruption, and risk management.



JD, University of Chicago Law School
BA, Wesleyan University

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