Michael B. Kruse’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Michael’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, and his focus is on matters relating to financial services, structured finance, and securitization.
In addition to his experience in the financial services industry and securitization, Michael has represented clients in cases involving loan repurchase demands and factoring contracts.
He also has experience in SEC and CFTC enforcement actions and product liability cases. He serves as one of the firm’s electronic discovery consultants.
Michael is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is committed to the practice of law pro bono and recently represented a pro bono asylum applicant.
- Member of team representing loan servicer in Connecticut state court against claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and violation of state unfair trade practices act.
- Member of team representing CDO investors with claims against a credit default swap counterparty.
- Represented Fortune 10 financial institution in an action filed against the FDIC.
- Member of team defending a Fortune 500 lender in a factoring contract dispute.
- Drafted successful forum non conveniens motion for Fortune 500 firm dismissing complaint alleging environmental exposure claims.
- Represented national retail chain in settlement of ADA complaint.
- Represented pro bono clients seeking asylum from China and Kazakhstan.
- Represented pro bono client in a trust matter in New York state court.
- JD, New York University School of Law, Associate Articles Editor, New York University Law Review, 2007
- PhD, Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1996
- BA, Philosophy, Yale University, cum laude, 1989
- New York
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