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Michael brings strategic judgment and practical solutions to a practice focused on complex commercial litigation, as well as products liability, mass tort, toxic tort, and dram shop cases. He handles a wide array of civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts across the country. Clients also value his experience with U.S.-based and international arbitrations.
Michael also has significant experience litigating all phases of bankruptcy matters. That experience encompasses every stage of bankruptcy litigation from investigating potential claims and causes of action to commencing adversary proceedings on behalf of liquidating trusts.
Outside his civil practice, Michael concentrates on white collar criminal law, representing individuals and corporations in matters involving allegations of mail and wire fraud, health care fraud, and tax evasion. He conducts internal investigations and has a strong track record defending entities in investigations and civil proceedings brought by state and federal regulatory authorities.
In addition to his passion for litigation, Michael is committed to giving back to the community. He regularly provides pro bono representation to victims of domestic violence through the firm's relationship with Partners for Women and Justice and the Rachel Coalition.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.