Michael is an associate in the Litigation Department and is a member of the firm’s Securities Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups. He represents corporations and their officers and directors in securities class actions, derivative suits, and other complex commercial litigation. His experience includes defending claims arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act, and state common law, including breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Michael also represents public and private companies in internal and government-facing investigations involving accounting and disclosure issues and fraud allegations. He has represented clients across a range of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing, and logistics.
Michael received his J.D. from Stanford Law School with pro bono distinction. At Stanford, he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and participated in the Environmental Law Clinic and the American Constitution Society. He received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Yale University, where he was awarded the English Department prize for best dissertation of the year. Before and during law school, Michael taught English literature and writing at Queens College-CUNY, Columbia University, Stanford University, and Yale University.Show More