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 white collar investigations, and conducted numerous criminal trials and appeals.
Mike currently represents companies and individuals in government investigations conducted by the DOJ, SEC and other federal and state investigative agencies. Many involve parallel civil or cross-border proceedings. The matters arise in diverse industries, ranging from financial services and shipping to pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, and involve alleged violations of securities, antitrust, environmental, corruption, and tax laws. Mike also leads internal investigations in these areas.
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 included an international bank (arising from DOJ’s Enron probe), a large investment advisor (investigated by both DOJ and the SEC) and a healthcare company (investigated by DOJ), Mike reported 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 Chambers USA (2021), 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 manufacturing companies in joint state/federal environmental investigations for alleged CWA violations.
- Represented Asian autoparts manufacturer in DOJ criminal antitrust probe; represented employee of European manufacturing company in another antitrust investigation.
- Represent several hedge funds in separate insider trading and valuation investigations conducted by the SEC and/or DOJ.
- Represent senior executive in a pharmaceutical company in parallel civil and criminal antitrust investigation involving DOJ and numerous States Attorney Generals.