Michael Guggenheim is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigation groups. He focuses on a wide range of business disputes and regulatory and investigative matters, including enforcement actions brought by the SEC and state attorneys general. In connection with the historic restructuring of Puerto Rico’s debts, Michael is a core part of the team that advises the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico on a variety of issues related to Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, including advising the Oversight Board on statutory and regulatory developments.
Michael has experience with every stage of litigation, including taking depositions, drafting dispositive and discovery motions, coordinating discovery, preparing witnesses for testimony, and drafting appellate briefs. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and government investigations.
Michael maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included litigating against the State of New York to invalidate regulations that would circumvent statutorily mandated protections for children placed in foster care. In addition, he spent a five-month secondment at the New York City Law Department in the Administrative Law and Regulatory Litigation Division.
Michael earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A., summa cum laude, from Rutgers University. While in law school, Michael worked for the Litigation Department of the San Francisco City Attorney, was a teaching assistant for the Harvard Law School Negotiation Workshop, and litigated election law cases with Common Cause. He also served as the Executive Managing Editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review and coached the Boston College mock trial team. In his free time, Michael enjoys practicing yoga.