Michael J. Grudberg is a partner in the White Collar and Government Investigations Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.
Michael's practice focuses on federal and state criminal matters as well as complex civil litigation. He represents individuals and companies in a broad range of litigation matters and has handled hundreds of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including trials in the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; the District of Connecticut; and the New York State courts.
His civil litigation experience encompasses complex securities class actions and arbitrations, civil RICO, trade secret, federal and common law environmental claims, ERISA, breach of contract, employment, noncompete claims and defamation claims. On the regulatory side, he has represented dozens of clients in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC and FINRA, as well as the New York City Department of Investigation, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and numerous other state and municipal agencies.
Michael’s courtroom experience consists of trials ranging from one week to six months, and has touched on allegations of insider trading and other securities fraud, Medicare fraud, federal-programs bribery, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of justice and other white collar prosecutions.
His recent representations include investigations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal antitrust and anti-kickback regulations, criminal regulation of online gaming, civil and criminal litigation related to mortgage fraud allegations, “honest services” employment fraud, and hedge fund insider trading, among others.
Hon. Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
What’s on my iPod:
The Replacements, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello
What I do when not practicing law:
Read and read some more
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White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg recently participated in the Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar podcast series. As part of the podcast, the hosts, Lee Bergstein and Cooper Knowlton, have a conversation with prominent members of the legal community about their paths to success. In the interview, Michael spoke about his time at Yale Law School, his experience serving as a law clerk and how he selected the right firm to join after law school. He then walked the hosts through his career path.
Leading mid-size, full-service law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently launched a Corporate Investigations practice in response to the growing needs of its clients. This practice group, comprised of multiple disciplines, focuses on conducting highly sensitive and high-profile internal investigations on behalf of individuals, as well as a wide range of private and public corporate entities from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The Corporate Investigations team advises clients on how to proactively address probes to mitigate reputational, brand and litigation risk, as well as design and implement corporate compliance procedures, provide training programs and audit those procedures to measure compliance.
White Collar & Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg was noted for representing Utah-based heir-tracking company Kemp & Associates in the Law360 article, "Heir-Tracking Co. Urges 10th Circuit To Refuse Antitrust Case."
This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
The New York Business Journal featured a story about the arrival of Michael Grudberg to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the formation of its White Collar & Government Investigations practice.
White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg authored a New York Law Journal article, “The Ninth Circuit’s ‘Glassdoor’ Decision: Grand Juries and Anonymous Speech.” In the article, Michael explored the implications of an appeal in the Ninth Circuit regarding an order compelling job and recruiting web site Glassdoor to disclose identifying information of users posting anonymous comments about a company subject to grand jury investigation.