Michelle N. Tanney practices complex commercial litigation, with experience in securities actions. She has a vested interest in the outcome of litigation and the resulting success of her clients. Michelle is a zealous advocate, possessing a depth of knowledge regarding the issues her clients face.
Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel.
Helped obtain favorable settlement of no bar or suspension for a former executive in a high-profile SEC insider trading case. The case was featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post.
Acting as co-counsel in a FINRA arbitration that saw an award of $2.4 million for a client in an action against an online brokerage firm, the largest award levied against said firm in company history.
Acting as co-counsel in a federal hearing on damages against a former broker for violations of Section 10(b) of the SEC Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 for alleged falsified financial disclosures.
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association
J.D., Albany Law School, 2012, National Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Executive Board
M.P.S., The George Washington University, 2009
B.A., The George Washington University, 2006
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York