Michael Montaño is an antitrust, data security and technology attorney with a nationwide practice focused on class actions, mass torts and high-stakes commercial litigation. Before practicing law, he helped found several Silicon Valley startups. He graduated from Stanford Law School in 2010, and his scholarship has been published in the Stanford Law Review.

Montaño has volunteered for Yale ever since graduating in 2003 with a B.A. in philosophy. Through Alumni Schools Committees in Connecticut California, and Texas, he has interviewed Yale College applicants, work that grounds him in the opportunity Yale creates for its students. Since 2017, he has served on the board of the Yale Club of South Texas and as that club's YAA Delegate. In these roles, he has focused on improving the club’s use of technology to tighten the connections between and amplify its communications with its geographically dispersed members.

Outside of Yale, Montaño volunteers as a board member of MOVE Texas, a voter registration and mobilization nonprofit, and advises the San Antonio chapter of New Leaders Council, a national nonprofit that trains young people in political advocacy. He reports being an avid ("which is not to say good") tennis player.

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