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 Deputy Chief of the Long Island Offices of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he supervised various criminal investigations, and conducted numerous trials and appeals.
Mike represents companies and individuals in response to government probes conducted by the DOJ, SEC, EPA, OFAC and other federal and state investigative agencies, and in internal investigations. The matters arise in diverse industries, ranging from financial services and shipping to pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, and involve alleged violations of the FCPA, and securities, antitrust, environmental and tax laws.
Mike has been repeatedly selected to serve as an independent monitor under settlements reached between organizations and federal agencies, including the DOJ, SEC and EPA. A focus of these engagements has been facilitating the implementation of enterprise-wide compliance programs and reporting on the entities’ adherence to settlement provisions. Separately, Mike has been engaged to help craft compliance programs, that effectively address significant risks, including third party violations of the FCPA.
Following his graduation from Boston College and the Georgetown University Law Center, Mike served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge 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 the legal community by inclusion in Chambers USA (2021), The Best Lawyers in America, White Collar Criminal Defense (2010-2021), and Super Lawyers (2006-2021).
A frequent writer and lecturer, Mike has spoken at numerous conferences and written numerous articles on pertinent legal topics including corporate compliance.
A sampling of Mike’s representative matters include:
- Served as federal monitor of an asset management firm for four years under terms of SEC Order, and an international bank for three years under terms of a DOJ non prosecution agreement. Assisted federal monitor under terms of a DOJ resolution with a healthcare company for two years. Currently serving as federal monitor of a municipal entity for four years under terms of an Administrative Agreement with DOJ/EPA.
- Represented Asian auto parts manufacturer in DOJ criminal antitrust probe; duties included interfacing with company’s board of directors in implementing corporate compliance program.
- Conducted internal investigation of shipping company into alleged violations of the FCPA; duties included implementing training and policy changes.
- Represented numerous hedge funds in numerous insider trading investigations conducted by the SEC and/or DOJ.
- Represent senior executive of a pharmaceutical company in parallel civil and criminal investigations conducted by DOJ and numerous States Attorney Generals.