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Michael Hanin is one of the firm’s highly accomplished litigators, having successfully represented clients in a string of high-profile cases relating to finance and investment funds. Mike focuses his practice on representing investment funds in litigation, with a particular emphasis on litigation matters involving credit, distressed and special opportunity funds.  Mike’s clients include investment funds Angelo Gordon & Co., Waterfall Asset Management, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, Serengeti Asset Management, and One William Street Capital Management. Among other notable ongoing representations, Mike represents: (i) the leading group of bondholders in litigations arising from several billion-dollar securitizations of private student loans; and (ii) Howard Meyers, the Chairman of Eco-Bat Technologies, the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead, in actions for purported breach of contract, fraud, racketeering, and other alleged misconduct brought by a number of investment funds concerning a €600 million loan later securitized and sold to investors.

Mike previously represented the Federal Housing Finance Agency in ground-breaking RMBS lawsuits against Morgan Stanley and Societe General, leading the Kasowitz team in pre-trial proceedings, discovery and negotiating settlements for the government agency in excess of $1.37 billion.

Mike has been recognized by The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation. He was also previously recognized as a New York Law Journal Rising Star in 2015 and a Law 360 Rising Star in 2016, making him one of five attorneys (and the only litigator) listed in the banking practice area. 

Mike is a director and co-founder of Project ABLE, a non-profit charity dedicated to literacy in education in the developing world that currently supports projects in Nairobi, Kenya and Arusha, Tanzania.

Last updated September 2019