Michael is a veteran first-chair trial lawyer with extensive trial experience, including 20 jury trials as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Michael prosecuted white-collar crime, government corruption, and violent organized crime. Notably, working with state and federal joint task forces, Michael prosecuted some of the first New York cases involving national and international internet drug-trafficking and tried large multi-defendant conspiracy cases.
In the 15 years since he left the New York County District Attorney’s Office, Michael’s practice has focused on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, but he is equally adept at applying his well-honed skills to complex commercial litigation. Michael has litigated and tried numerous civil cases concerning, among other things, commercial torts, breach of contract, civil fraud, securities fraud, unfair competition, defamation, civil RICO, and conspiracy claims.
Before co-founding Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes, Michael was a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres, an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, and a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
Michael has represented: