NSW Branch Vice-President
Michael Tangonan joined the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) during 2021. Michael is a Legal Counsel in the AMP Financial Services Legal team and supports AMP’s Australian Wealth Management business.
Admitted in 2021, Michael completed his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2020 at the University of Technology Sydney and was awarded First Class Honours for his thesis on forum non conveniens. Michael also completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Technology Sydney and during his exchange year studied at the Universität des Saarlandes, University of Luxembourg, and the Panthéon-Sorbonne with Cornell University.
During his studies, Michael worked as a paralegal in mid-tier and boutique private practice, in-house with a leading FCMG company, and in legal research. Michael is currently a member of the In-House Corporate Lawyers Committee of the Law Society of NSW and is passionate about ESG in finance, issues of cultural diversity and inclusion, LGBTQI* rights, and intersectionality in access to justice.