- Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
- Outside Counsel Solutions
- New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Judge John J. Galgay Fellow in Bankruptcy Law
- Benjamin Franklin Scholar
- Annual Survey of American Law, Senior Editor
- The Honorable Cornelius Blackshear,
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
- New York
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
At Schulman & Charish, Michael’s representations have included:
- An individual claiming corporate fraud and seeking to recover her share of a billion-dollar Ecuadorian business empire.
- A Nasdaq-traded technology company in litigations stemming from an asset-purchase transaction.
- A billion-dollar internet company in a case that included contract, copyright, and trademark claims and that our firm tried successfully in New York federal court.
- Subjects of an SEC investigation concerning a publicly traded company.
- Trustees in trust litigation against former fiduciaries seeking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars of value for their trusts.
- A solar-energy company in international litigations concerning patent ownership and claiming breach of a license agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets.
- An insurance administrator in a complex contract dispute with an insurance company.
- A renewable-energy company in a lawsuit against a competitor claiming misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, and other business torts.
- A diamond-industry-information company in litigation against a competitor centering on trademark claims and also encompassing patent, contract, tort, and purported antitrust claims.
- A credential-evaluation company in litigation against its former trade association claiming violations of corporate by-laws and antitrust and unfair-trade-practices laws.
At Wachtell Lipton and Outside Counsel Solutions, Michael’s representations included:
- A leading cable network in a broadcast-contract dispute with prominent media and entertainment companies.
- A telecommunications company in litigation concerning royalty payments under a software licensing agreement.
- A telecommunications company in litigation against a former employee, alleging breaches of fiduciary duty and a covenant not to compete.
White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigations
- A celebrity client in investigations by a congressional subcommittee, the SEC, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office concerning alleged insider trading, false statements, and securities fraud.
- An international bank in an internal investigation of one of the largest rogue-trading scandals in history.
- A credit-card issuer in an internal investigation of a stock-price collapse related to an earnings shortfall, an accounting-policy change, and allegations of insider trading.
Corporate Governance and Control
- A major stock exchange in a lawsuit seeking to enjoin a merger.
- A leading pharmaceutical company in hostile-takeover litigation and the battle for control over a jointly marketed blockbuster drug.
- Directors of a global apparel company in shareholder derivative litigation concerning an interested-party transaction.
- A semiconductor company in a Section 16(b) short-swing-profit case stemming from a reclassification of preferred stock.
- A leading retail chain in a securities class action pertaining to a stock-price decline related to losses in the credit-card business.
- Advised a document-security company on patent litigations against the European Central Bank concerning infringement and validity of a patent for anti-counterfeiting technology.
- A leading Wall Street investment bank in an ERISA case, stemming from a failed investment, that went to the United States Supreme Court.
- A leading retail chain in bankruptcy litigation against a shoe company concerning royalty and accounting issues related to a joint venture between the parties.