Michael Lynch is chair of the firm’s Litigation practice and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Michael has extensive trial experience, both from his days as a prosecutor in New York City under the legendary Robert Morgenthau and during his nearly two decades at Kelley Drye.
Michael represents major businesses in litigation where the stakes have been valued into the billions of dollars. His clients include national and global brands seeking to preserve, defend and expand their market share.
Michael provides the hands-on experience needed to litigate all aspects of single and multi-plaintiff claims and large-scale class actions involving consumer oriented claims, including those involving trademark and copyright law, consumer fraud, privacy and data security, false advertising and other business-related issues, as well as white-collar defense and investigations. Michael is featured as a Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation 2018
. Michael represents numerous household names in the consumer goods space and was lead counsel in a number of high-profile matters this year. Michael drove favorable class action settlements for his clients, including the Riddell Revolution® football helmets false-advertising cases. A number of Michael’s cases were profiled as part of Law360’s
2017 “Consumer Protection Practice Group of the Year” awards, which recognized several Kelley Drye victories that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year. The 2017 edition of US Legal 500
notes that Michael is “recommended for false advertising litigation” and is recommended for his work in the areas of Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Action: Consumer Products.
Designing a multifaceted approach to dispute resolution is absolutely critical to achieving the right outcome. However, disputes almost never unfold in a straight line, so success depends upon a comprehensive yet flexible strategy. Michael draws from his perspective as a former prosecutor to leverage his client’s position effectively throughout the dispute resolution process. He is dedicated to working with each client to analyze their case and design the right offense or defense at the onset of the dispute. His creativity, aggressive approach to discovery and proven negotiation skills support him in achieving business-oriented solutions to even the most complicated litigation claims.
A formidable trial lawyer, Michael’s reputation is also that of a problem solver, personally committed to saving his clients both time and money, who strives to find resolution without resorting to trial. Clients retain Michael again and again for his ability to balance “winning” versus a more economical and discreet route to resolution. A trusted adviser, Michael is
the advocate and trial lawyer
that businesses and colleagues call upon when important investment, time and other resources are on the line.
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