Provided by Andrew Z Michaelson
Andrew Michaelson is an accomplished SEC and white collar defense practitioner who has advised global financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, hedge funds, and senior executives in high-stakes investigations. Andrew has particular experience in securities, derivatives, trading and markets, as well as in investigations relating to public or commercial bribery.
Andrew’s practice focuses on defending institutions and individuals under investigation by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, CFPB and State Attorneys General. Andrew also represents clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in securities and antitrust civil litigation.
Mr. Michaelson previously served in government with the SEC, Division of Enforcement, and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he led the Galleon insider trading investigation and prosecuted numerous securities and wire fraud cases. He served as trial counsel in U.S. v. Rajaratnam, the high-profile criminal trial resulting in the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam. Andrew has spoken about the Galleon case and federal securities law enforcement at Harvard Law School and the NYU School of Law.
Andrew Michaelson offers notable expertise in defending clients from a range of industries in complex criminal proceedings, with particular experience in matters relating to alleged securities violations.