Michael regularly counsels U.S. and global financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, audit and accounting firms, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and securities issuers in internal and government investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, white-collar criminal defense matters, and private civil litigation.
As a former Senior Trial Counsel at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Michael has extensive experience overseeing securities litigation before federal and administrative courts. During his 11 years at the SEC, he investigated and litigated matters arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and others.
Throughout his tenure at the SEC, Michael also worked closely with SEC investigative units, including the Asset Management Unit, the Market Abuse Unit, and the Complex Financial Instruments Unit. He also worked with attorneys at various U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and foreign securities regulators.
A seasoned trial lawyer, Michael obtained significant results – including at trial – against hedge funds and other investment funds for fraudulent securities offerings and registration violations, as well as supervisory failures related to the sale of securities.
Michael’s notable experience includes:
Before joining the SEC, Michael was an associate at two U.S. AmLaw 100 firms advising on commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. During law school at New York University, he served as the editor for the Annual Survey of America Law.
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