Michelle N. Tanney

Associate

New York
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Michelle Tanney practices complex commercial litigation, with experience in securities actions. She has a vested interest in the outcome of litigation and the resulting success of her clients. Michelle is a zealous advocate, possessing a depth of knowledge regarding the issues her clients face.

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  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Helped obtain favorable settlement of no bar or suspension for a former executive in a high-profile SEC insider trading case. The case was featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post.
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Experience

  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Helped obtain favorable settlement of no bar or suspension for a former executive in a high-profile SEC insider trading case. The case was featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Post.
  • Acting as co-counsel in a FINRA arbitration that saw an award of $2.4 million for a client in an action against an online brokerage firm, the largest award levied against said firm in company history. 
  • Acting as co-counsel in a federal hearing on damages against a former broker for violations of Section 10(b) of the SEC Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 for alleged falsified financial disclosures. 
  • Helped win an appeal in state court that reversed a judge's decision on a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association

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Prior Positions

  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs
  • The Office of Senator Charles E. Schumer: Intern 
  • The Office of Senator Barbara Boxer: Intern

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Albany Law School, 2012, National Order of the Barristers, Moot Court Executive Board
  • M.P.S., The George Washington University, 2009
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2006