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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - New York
"A fantastic white-collar criminal lawyer with a background in complex criminal and enforcement work." "He is really good at working to understand the legal issues and their impact beyond the risk at hand."
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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.