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Michael S Shuster

New York, USA USA Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Litigation: General CommercialSecurities: Institutional Plaintiffs: Mainly RMBS Litigation
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Litigation: General Commercial - New York

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Michael Shuster handles disputes on both the plaintiff and defense sides, and impresses with his expert handling of commercial disputes as well as securities litigation such as RMBS-related claims against financial institutions.
"He's really remarkable in his work and leadership of the firm." "He is very engaging in court and knows how to tell a narrative." "Michael is an elite litigator."
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Securities: Institutional Plaintiffs: Mainly RMBS Litigation - New York

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Michael Shuster handles disputes on both the plaintiff and defense sides, and impresses with his expert handling of commercial disputes as well as securities litigation such as RMBS-related claims against financial institutions.
"He's really remarkable in his work and leadership of the firm." "He is very engaging in court and knows how to tell a narrative." "Michael is an elite litigator."
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Mike Shuster represents clients in high stakes commercial disputes. He currently represents, as lead trial counsel, Visa in multibillion-dollar antitrust litigation relating to credit card “swipe fees,” Chubb in national coverage litigation relating to opioids, HSBC and other bank trustees on claims relating to mortgage-backed securities, Tetragon on claims relating to financial restructurings, high-net-worth individuals in disputes with financial institutions, and various other clients. Mike has represented numerous clients in high-profile and highly contested domestic and cross-border matters across a variety of disciplines and a multiplicity of fora, including federal and state courts throughout the United States and in arbitrations under the ICC, AAA, and other rules. In addition to defending multibillion-dollar claims, Mike and his colleagues have secured billions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients. Mike has represented, among others, Alstom Group, Amerada Hess, Banco Santander, Bank of New York Mellon, Credit Lyonnaise, Comcast, Kenneth Cole, Croatia, General Re, Landoil (Philippines), MacAndrews & Forbes, Mega Brands, MGM, Och-Ziff, Raytheon, Royal Bank of Canada, Saudi Refining, Swiss Bank, Taisho Pharmaceuticals, UBS, Univision, XPO Logistics, and numerous other clients. Mike successfully represented a preeminent law firm against claims brought by Carl Icahn, and has represented other firms in similar litigation. In addition to representing his and the firm’s clients, Mike is regularly referred work by other firms in New York and throughout the United States.

Career

Mike joined White & Case in 1986, became partner in 1995, and global head of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group in 2002. He then joined Kasowitz in 2006. In 2012, Mike co-founded the New York City litigation boutique Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, where he is an active member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee as well as its Management Committee.

For several years, Mike has been ranked by Benchmark Litigation, Legal 500, and Chambers USA, which has reported that he is “fantastic with clients, has super judgment, and has the right style and charisma for a courtroom litigator.” Mike was also recognized as one of 25 Litigation Trailblazers by The National Law Journal.

He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, D.C., and Federal Circuits; and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of Colorado.

Personal

Graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law (LL.B., B.C.L., 1986), where he was on the Senior Editorial Board of the McGill Law Journal and won the Quebec Bar Prize Moot Court Competition. Received his B.A. from York University (1982).

Languages Spoken

English, French

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Michael S Shuster

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP

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