Michael Kernan is a Managing Director with the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division of Macquarie Group Limited in New York, and is responsible for the legal team that covers the Americas and includes six infrastructure funds with more than $10 billion of client assets under management.  He is the General Counsel and Secretary for Macquarie Infrastructure Company, LLC (NYSE: MIC), which owns five infrastructure operating companies and has a market cap of approximately $3 billion. Michael has over 22 years experience as a corporate lawyer for public and private companies, advising on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance.

Prior to joining Macquarie, he was partner with the law firms of McGuireWoods, LLP, and Jenner & Block, LLP in Chicago.  Before starting his law career, he flew F-16s in the U.S. Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Mathematics) from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and graduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and Master of Business Administration).

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