Michael has more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years prosecuting complex securities fraud class actions in federal courts involving claims under both the Securities Act of 1933 and the Exchange Act of 1934. Throughout his career, Michael has represented large institutional clients and individual shareholders and has acted as lead or co-lead counsel in a number of high-profile securities cases, which, collectively, have settled for billions of dollars. Some of the highlights of Michael’s litigation career include the following cases:
Tyco International Ltd. – A landmark $3.2 billion settlement including the then largest securities class-action recovery from a single corporate defendant ($2.975 billion) and the second largest auditor settlement ($225 million).
Delphi Corporation – A $300 million class-action settlement against auto-parts manufacturer Delphi Corporation (reduced as a result of bankruptcy), including an additional $38 million recovery against Delphi’s outside auditor.
CVS Corporation – A $110 million recovery on behalf of a group of injured shareholders, representing one of the largest settlements in a securities class-action in First Circuit history.
MDL Mutual Fund Litigation – A six-year litigation that resulted in more than $80 million in recoveries against a number of mutual fund companies, including Alliance, Alger, and Excelsior.
Prior to joining the Kehoe Law Firm, Michael was an attorney at a large plaintiff’s class-action law firm, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, where he served as a senior-level partner in the securities department for over nine years. During his tenure at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP, Michael also litigated a number of cases against large mortgage lenders for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974, patent infringement matters, and appellate matters before multiple Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Michael is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware Bars, as well as the Courts of Appeal for the First, Second, Third, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits. He received his juris doctorate from Delaware Law School in 1991 and his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in 1988. While at George Washington University, he served as a political intern for the late Senator John Heinz (Pennsylvania).
Michael is a married father of two teenage children, and he spends much of his free time coaching youth sports and volunteering with his family at Northern Children Services, an after-school program for at-risk children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.