Michael Lechner is Cleary Gottlieb’s Chief Information and Finance Officer.

He is responsible for the Cleary’s Information Technology and Finance functions. His IT responsibilities include all IT systems, support, information security, and innovation; his  Finance responsibilities include general accounting, budgeting, reporting, and taxation. Michael is a member of several management committees and is based in New York.

Michael joined Cleary in 2012 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a member of their global information technology team. During his tenure at PwC, he held a variety of roles in the IT department, including Chief Enterprise Architect and Managing Director for U.S. IT infrastructure.

Michael received a B.S. in computer science/physics from the State University of New York at Albany.