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Michael Himmel has significant experience defending individuals and entities in high-profile white collar criminal matters and bet-the-company litigation. His clients benefit from his years of experience on both sides of the courtroom, as well as his deep-rooted commitment to the successful outcome of each matter he handles.
Michael's national white collar practice includes matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, criminal antitrust matters, health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, and political corruption, as well as internal investigations. His clients have included private and public corporations in various industries, including health care and life sciences, real estate, professional services, and the financial sector, as well as officers and directors of private and public corporations and state and federal officials.
Michael's broad experience in white collar criminal matters, including trial, has resulted in his retention in many sophisticated civil litigation matters involving securities and corporate litigation. He frequently represents plaintiffs in securities class actions and has reached settlements for his clients ranging from $84 million to $1.3 billion. Michael is the immediate past chair of Lowenstein’s litigation practice, leading the department from 2007 to 2017.
Michael served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, where he led the prosecution and conviction of a New Jersey state senator, a former speaker of the state legislature, and a number of union officials. He is a past president of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey and a member of the Federal Bar Council, Second Circuit.