Michael Leo Pomeranz concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Pomeranz has represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, civil conspiracy, fraudulent transfers, and violations of federal antitrust and securities laws. He also has counseled clients in a variety of industries in anticipation of possible litigation.
Representative engagements of major financial institutions include:
obtaining a dismissal of a suit arising out of the plaintiffs’ investments in a now-bankrupt oil exploration company in Brazil and asserting claims under a variety of fraud-based theories;
obtaining favorable settlements of a putative antitrust class action and related action brought by a federal regulator concerning trading in electricity markets; and
obtaining a favorable settlement of a putative class action alleging impermissible deductions of fees in connection with the conversion of foreign currency into U.S. dollars before distributing the cash to American depositary receipt holders.
Mr. Pomeranz devotes a portion of his practice to pro bono work. He maintains an active amicus curiae practice in state and federal appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
His pro bono practice also includes advising business improvement districts and other not-for-profit organizations with respect to governance matters and tax exemptions. He also has represented several successful applicants for naturalization to citizenship.
Mr. Pomeranz is actively involved in several national and local bar organizations. He serves on the Federal Bar Association’s Younger Lawyers Division’s board of directors, the Federal Bar Council’s First Decade Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee of the Historical Society of the New York Courts.