Michael A. Catalano came to Southern Research in January 2017 as vice president and general counsel. In this role, he leads both the Intellectual Property and Contracts teams. He has practiced law for over 20 years, serving in various leadership roles across diverse industries in both the public and private sectors.
Prior to Southern Research, Catalano was general counsel and privacy officer at Influence Health, where he focused on transactions, strategic initiatives, and corporate compliance. His experience previous to Influence Health includes: chief operating officer, corporate secretary and general counsel for Nashville, Tennessee-based SilverStaff Inc., a privately-funded healthcare development company that launched and operated a disease management company; vice president of finance for Caesars Entertainment Inc.; and senior development counsel for pharmacy health care provider CVS Caremark. Catalano began his career as associate with Birmingham-based law firm Sirote & Permutt P.C., where he practiced in commercial litigation and corporate transactions.
Catalano earned a J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He holds an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, and earned his Bachelor of the Arts degree from DePauw University.