Michael is co-head of the firm's shareholder litigation &
enforcement group. His practice includes mergers & acquisitions, securities
litigation, corporate governance, directors and officer representation, and
commercial disputes. Michael has appeared as lead counsel in several
jurisdictions, and has significant expertise in handling Delaware corporate and
partnership litigation matters. Most recently, Michael was lead trial counsel
for Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. in connection with a lawsuit adverse to The
Williams Companies to enforce rights under the parties’ merger agreement.
Following expedited discovery and an expedited trial, The Delaware Court of
Chancery entered an opinion and order permitting his client to terminate the
merger agreement. This decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court.
Michael has also handled a variety of corporate investigations, including
internal investigations and investigations initiated by the Securities and