Michael’s trial advocacy has been commended by state and federal judges as “excellent,” and opposing counsel have paid him compliments in his trial advocacy calling him “very impressive,” “excellent” and “ferocious.” Following a recent appellate argument before a panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he was twice told by a panel judge that he “well argued” his client’s case, eventually leading the Court of Appeal to reverse the District Court’s decision to dismiss the case against his client.
Throughout his seventeen years of practicing law in New York, Michael has developed a strong record of representing employees and employers, business partners and companies, individual investors and corporate board members, in cases involving a wide variety of commercial and employment issues. His record also includes a long history of successful civil rights actions prosecuted on behalf of individuals who have suffered deprivation of their rights by government officials and employers, or the agents of government. Michael has also earned a formidable reputation for prosecuting defamation cases, and in prosecuting and defending tort cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Michael has lectured before colleagues on the topics of Civil Rights litigation and defending and prosecuting Fair Labor Standards Act claims, based on his experience litigating these areas in federal court.
He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law, where he was a member of the Temple Law Review, after graduating from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in English literature. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council.
As a founding partner of Mangan Ginsberg LLP, Michael’s practice focuses on commercial and employment litigation, criminal defense and a broad appellate practice encompassing commercial, civil rights, negligence and criminal issues. Michael has tried several jury and bench trials to verdict, as well as hearing verdicts before national arbitration panels and administrative agencies, and oral arguments before appellate panels.