Michael P. Conway, an experienced commercial litigator, has handled dozens of trials and arbitrations, encompassing a variety of industries and substantive areas. Much of his work has been for financial services firms, including national and regional banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, and trading firms.
He has represented financial institutions in litigation flowing from the credit crisis, including litigation concerning mortgage-backed securities and mortgage put-back litigation. Mike also has defended financial services firms in class action litigation involving consumer lending and protection statutes, as well as in individual claims alleging fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and contract claims.
Mike has extensive experience representing private equity firms, including more than a dozen significant post-closing disputes involving contract, tort, and statutory claims. In addition, he has represented private equity firms in the placement of and coverage disputes under representation and warranty insurance policies.
Mike also has represented private equity firms in disputes with co-investors, partners, and third-party advisors. Mike has tried and arbitrated cases across the country for a variety of clients in other industries. He has represented large privately held and family-owned companies in trials and injunctive proceedings alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and minority oppression. He was involved in two successful antitrust trials and appeals regarding restriction on the telecasts of NBA games.
Mike has represented many clients in litigation and emergency hearings involving the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants and trade secrets and won an arbitration in a nationally publicized retaliatory discharge case involving the U.S. Women’s soccer team.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. cum laude 1989; University of Chicago Law Review);
- University of Illinois (A.B. cum laude with high distinction 1986; Phi Beta Kappa)
BAR ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar) and Eastern District of Michigan; and
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
- Law Clerk to Judge Marvin Aspen,
- U.S. District Court,
- Northern District of Illinois (1989-1990)
- Timken acquires Cone Drive
- Follett Higher Education Group and Nebraska Book Company form strategic sourcing partnership
- Private equity firm resolves claims of fraud and breaches of representations and warranty without litigation
- Investment firm exercises put option in sale agreement, resolves valuation dispute without litigation
- GE Healthcare and Roche enter partnership to develop integrated digital diagnostics platform
- Midwest financial institution obtains dismissal of lawsuit stemming from foreign wire transfer
- Financial institution investigates potential customer involvement with alleged Ponzi scheme
- Digital Bridge in consortium with PSP Investments and TIAA Investments acquires Vantage Data Centers
- Private equity firm pursues fraud claims related to sale of portfolio company.
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