Michael J. Grudberg

Partner

P 212.216.8035   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.8035   F 212.216.8001   mgrudberg@tarterkrinsky.com

Michael J. Grudberg is a partner in the White Collar and Government Investigations practice. Michael's practice focuses on federal and state criminal matters as well as complex civil litigation. He represents individuals and companies in a broad range of litigation matters and has handled hundreds of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including trials in the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; the District of Connecticut; and the New York State courts.

His civil litigation experience encompasses complex securities class actions and arbitrations, civil RICO, trade secret, federal and common law environmental claims, ERISA, breach of contract, employment, noncompete claims and defamation claims. On the regulatory side, he has represented dozens of clients in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the SEC and FINRA, as well as the New York City Department of Investigation, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and numerous other state and municipal agencies.

Michael’s courtroom experience consists of trials ranging from one week to six months, and has touched on allegations of insider trading and other securities fraud, Medicare fraud, federal-programs bribery, mail and wire fraud, obstruction of justice and other white collar prosecutions.  

His recent representations include investigations implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, federal antitrust and anti-kickback regulations, criminal regulation of online gaming, civil and criminal litigation related to mortgage fraud allegations, “honest services” employment fraud, and hedge fund insider trading, among others.

Representative Matters:

  • Represented a former broker and hedge fund manager in an insider trading prosecution and related SEC enforcement action in the Southern District of New York
  • Represented the former chief executive of a major New York hospital in a case alleging “honest services” wire fraud in the Southern District of New York
  • Represented a securities analyst in an insider trading prosecution and related SEC enforcement action in the Southern District of New York
  • Conducted an internal investigation for the independent directors of a hedge fund in response to “whistleblower” allegations of manipulative trading practices
  • Represented an attorney and former government official in a prosecution by the New York County District Attorney alleging clandestine ownership of a domestic bank holding company by a scandal-plagued offshore bank
  • Represented an individual defendant in a major environmental prosecution in the Northern District of New York alleging violations, inter alia, of the Clean Water Act, in which the 31-count indictment was eventually dismissed on the government’s motion
  • Tried a case against a major utility arising out of the PCB contamination of a commercial client’s premises
  • Tried an SEC civil enforcement case in the Southern District of New York alleging a commercial bribery scheme in institutional bond sales
  • Represented the principal of a New York brokerage firm in securities fraud prosecutions in both the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • Represented the CFO of a Fortune 500 conglomerate in the trial and subsequent retrial of felony charges brought by the New York County D.A.
  • Managed the defense of that former CFO in multiple class actions and other civil litigations around the country related to those charges
Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1989
  • Colgate University, B.A. magna cum laude 1986 
Clerkships
  • Hon. Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2019
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, White Collar Crime Committee)
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

What I do when not practicing law:
Read and read some more

Favorite NY landmark:
Central Park

  • Michael Grudberg Featured in Law360 on Twitter Stock Fraudster Suit

    White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg is featured in Law 360’s article “Investors Denied Cert. Rethink In Twitter Stock Fraudster Suit.” The article discusses the court’s denial of reconsideration regarding plaintiffs’ rejected bid for class certification in a suit against Gregory W. Gray, a convicted promoter of limited partnership offerings of pre-IPO Twitter securities, who was sued by the SEC and served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to securities fraud and lying to the regulator.

  • Thirty-Two Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • Michael Grudberg Quoted in Law 360 Regarding Suit Against Twitter Stock Fraudster

    White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg is quoted in Law 360’s article, “Investors Denied Cert. In Suit Against Twitter Stock Fraudster,” which discusses a suit against Gregory W. Gray, a convicted promoter of limited partnership offerings of pre-IPO Twitter securities, who was sued by the SEC and served a prison sentence after pleading guilty to securities fraud and lying to the regulator. The article summarizes the court’s rejection of an effort by plaintiffs to certify a class action against Michael’s client.

  • Thirty Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • Michael Grudberg Featured in Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar Podcast

    White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg recently participated in the Two Lawyers Walk Into a Bar podcast series. As part of the podcast, the hosts, Lee Bergstein and Cooper Knowlton, have a conversation with prominent members of the legal community about their paths to success. In the interview, Michael spoke about his time at Yale Law School, his experience serving as a law clerk and how he selected the right firm to join after law school. He then walked the hosts through his career path.

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Launches Corporate Investigations Group

    Leading mid-size, full-service law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently launched a Corporate Investigations practice in response to the growing needs of its clients. This practice group, comprised of multiple disciplines, focuses on conducting highly sensitive and high-profile internal investigations on behalf of individuals, as well as a wide range of private and public corporate entities from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The Corporate Investigations team advises clients on how to proactively address probes to mitigate reputational, brand and litigation risk, as well as design and implement corporate compliance procedures, provide training programs and audit those procedures to measure compliance.

  • The Work of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s White Collar & Government Investigations Team Noted in Law360

    White Collar & Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg was noted for representing Utah-based heir-tracking company Kemp & Associates in the Law360 article, "Heir-Tracking Co. Urges 10th Circuit To Refuse Antitrust Case."

  • 28 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

  • The New York Business Journal Highlights Arrival of Michael Grudberg and Launch of White Collar & Government Investigations Practice

    The New York Business Journal featured a story about the arrival of Michael Grudberg to Tarter Krinsky & Drogin.

  • Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Launches White Collar & Government Investigations Practice With Addition of Prominent Partner Michael Grudberg

    Tarter Krinsky & Drogin is pleased to announce the formation of its White Collar & Government Investigations practice.

  • Michael Grudberg Authors New York Law Journal Article on the Ninth Circuit’s Recent Decision Regarding Glassdoor

    White Collar and Government Investigations partner Michael Grudberg authored a New York Law Journal article, “The Ninth Circuit’s ‘Glassdoor’ Decision: Grand Juries and Anonymous Speech.” In the article, Michael explored the implications of an appeal in the Ninth Circuit regarding an order compelling job and recruiting web site Glassdoor to disclose identifying information of users posting anonymous comments about a company subject to grand jury investigation.

Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D. 1989
  • Colgate University, B.A. magna cum laude 1986 
Admissions
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007-2019
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, White Collar Crime Committee)
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

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