Michael J. Grudberg

Partner

P 212.216.8035   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 

Michael J. Grudberg

Partner

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 at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP.

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 Colorado
  • 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
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, Criminal Advocacy Committee)
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors)

What’s on my iPod:
The Replacements, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello

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

Favorite NY landmark:
Central Park

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 Colorado
  • 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
  • Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
Memberships
  • New York City Bar Association (Member, Criminal Advocacy Committee)
  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York Council of Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors)