Michael is a US lawyer and accomplished litigator who is admitted to practice law in New York and California. For more than 10 years he has successfully assisted clients in defending products liability and complex civil lawsuits filed in federal and state courts in virtually every state in the US, as well Canada, South Africa, China, Europe and the Middle East.

    He has been personally involved in all phases of defense preparation, including service of process issues, jurisdictional battles, discovery challenges, motions, preparation of corporate witnesses for depositions, taking depositions, court appearances, defense strategy, mediation, trial preparation and trial.

    Michael’s background includes advising clients on issues pertaining to liability assessment and risk management.

    He has extensive experience advising manufacturers of various products regarding their international obligations to warn consumers about the potential risks that may be associated with the use or misuse of a particular product, as well as first-hand experience drafting warnings.

    Michael has knowledge regarding cross-border discovery management and litigation coordination.

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    Education

    • Pace University, J.D., cum laude
    • University of California, San Diego, B.A., cum laude

    Admissions

    • California
    • New York
    • Germany

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • New York State Bar Association
    • New York County Lawyers Association
    • Defense Research Institute (Europe)

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    • Contributing Editor, “Produkthaftung Deutschland ­ USA Von A­Z,” Beck - Rechtsberater im dtv, October 2009.
    • Co­-author, “Produkthaftung Deutschland­USA Von A­Z,” Beck - Rechtsberater im dtv, October 2004.

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