Mike Considine is a partner and co-Head of both the Litigation Department and the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Practice Group at the Firm. Prior to entering private practice, Mike served as a supervisory federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he handled numerous criminal trials and appeals.
Mike currently represents companies and individuals in government investigations, including those involving parallel civil and cross-border matters. In these engagements, Mike typically interacts with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other federal and state investigative agencies. The matters involve numerous federal statutes in diverse industries ranging from financial services to shipping and airlines to pharmaceuticals and manufacturing (including automobile parts), and span a wide breadth of areas, including corruption, antitrust, environmental and securities fraud.
Notably, Mike has been selected to serve as a federal monitor for corporations that settled government investigations with federal and international agencies. In these engagements, which have involved an international bank (arising from DOJ’s Enron probe), a large investment advisor (investigated by both DOJ and the SEC) and a healthcare company (arising from a DOJ investigation), Mike reports to the supervising federal agency regarding the company’s’ compliance with its settlement obligations.
Mike received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Shirley Wohl Kram in the Southern District of New York.
Mike is presently on the Executive Committee of the Federal Bar Council. He is regularly recognized by his peers and the legal community as a leading lawyer, and has been included in The Best Lawyers in America, White Collar Criminal Defense (2010-2021), and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer (2006-2020).
A frequent writer and lecturer, he has spoken at numerous conferences and written numerous articles on pertinent legal topics.
A sampling of Mike’s representative matters include:
- Selected and served as federal monitor of asset management firm for four-year period under terms of a SEC Order; duties include reporting on firm’s compliance with federal securities laws and recommending appropriate policies and procedures.
- Represented Asian autoparts manufacturer in DOJ criminal antitrust probe.
- Represent several hedge funds in separate insider trading investigations conducted by the SEC and/or DOJ.
- Represent senior executive in a pharmaceutical company in a DOJ criminal investigation with parallel civil antitrust lawsuit brought by states Attorney Generals.
- Represent employee of European manufacturing company in DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.