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  Michael Feldberg


New York

Michael is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and he has experience litigating and trying cases in a wide variety of areas, with a special emphasis on the defense of federal criminal and regulatory cases, as well as federal civil litigation. Michael has tried more than 50 cases, and he has represented numerous companies and individuals in matters involving the financial services, retail, health care and general corporate industries.

Since founding the U.S. litigation practice at Allen & Overy in 2003, Michael has litigated and tried cases for banks, foreign and domestic corporations and individuals in U.S. regulatory and criminal investigations, as well as civil litigation.

Michael is distinguished as a top lawyer in litigation by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business: "Michael Feldberg's expertise covers both criminal investigation matters and complex commercial disputes. He is commended for his 'extraordinary judgment and excellent manner with people." (Chambers USA, New York: Litigation)

Additionally, "Michael Feldberg leads 'a seamless litigation group with great experience and can easily co-ordinate a global team.'" (Legal 500 USA 2015: Commercial Litigation)

In 2018, Michael was selected to become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

Professional qualifications

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York 1978

Admitted: United States District Courts,
Southern District of New York 1978
Eastern District of New York 1978

Admitted: United States Court of Appeals
Second Circuit 1983

Admitted: United States Supreme Court 1994

Academic qualifications

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1977

A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1973

Published work

Michael's publications include:

'Governmental Entity Litigation,' Chapter in Commercial Litigation in New York State Court Second and Third Editions

'The Right to Cross-Examine Government Witnesses: Crawford and Beyond,' chapter in Defending Federal Criminal Cases: Attacking The Government's Proof

'Global Class Actions,' PricewaterhouseCooper’s 2007 Securities Litigation Study, April 8, 2008, with co-author Lanier Saperstein

'Class Certification: Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better,' New York Law Journal, March 8, 2007, with co-author Lanier Saperstein

''Rybicki' Revives Old Questions About Honest Services Fraud,'' New York Law Journal, July 19, 2004, with co-author Andrew B. Matheson

'Coping with the Limits of Joint Defense Agreements,' New York Law Journal, November 13, 2003, with co-author Todd S. Fishman

'The Importance of Credibility and Persuasiveness,' Inside the Minds: Leading Litigators - Litigation Experts Share Their Knowledge on the Art & Science of Litigation, July 2002

'Dilemma of Evidence Defendants Cannot Confront,' New York Law Journal, March 9, 2000, with co-author Nikhil Singhvi

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