Michael J. Bonanno

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER | NORTHERN VIRGINIA

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

Michael is a versatile senior business executive with over 26 years of experience overseeing operational activities for law firms, including the management of the information systems, accounting, HR, facilities, and marketing departments. He has an established record of success leading diverse, multi-departmental organizations, streamlining business processes, and supervising multiple projects and priorities in a strategic, time-sensitive, and cost-effective manner. In addition, Michael has a significant background in information systems security. He has held endorsements as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Michael leverages his depth of knowledge in this particular subject area to improve the overall security and efficiency within the Firm.

Michael’s work experience includes:

  • Serving as an integral participant in the planning and implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the Firm
  • Supervising ongoing activities related to the availability, integrity, confidentiality and security of firm and client information in compliance with policies and procedures as well as governing regulations and law
  • Leading the review and management of the electronic security systems including anti-virus management, firewall and internet access protections, ethical walls, log review, data encryption, data loss prevention services, business continuity, and backup systems
  • Improving profits per partner (PPP) year-over-year and achieving multi-million dollar savings by renegotiating key service contracts
  • Preparing of personnel evaluations and conducting hiring interviews as well as developing and effecting corrective action plans and professional development coaching

Prior to becoming a successful business executive, Michael served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Platoon Commander, Training Manager, and Law Enforcement Supervisor. As Platoon Commander, in a 500-member helicopter squadron he was charged with Presidential asset security during domestic and international operations. He is also a combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT & MEMBERSHIPS:

Michael is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, the Legal Marketing Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International.

EDUCATION:

Michael received a M.B.A. in International Business from Georgetown University, a M.A. in Security Management from Webster University, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Park University (magna cum laude).