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Andrew Z. Michaelson

Andrew Z. Michaelson

Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP

New York, NY, USA


Andrew Michaelson is a partner at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP and a member of the firm’s Global Investigations and White Collar Defense group.  He previously served  at both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement  and the Office of the U.S.  Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

While serving as Senior Counsel at the SEC Mr. Michaelson uncovered and then led the investigation into insider trading by Raj Rajaratnam, the founder and owner of the Galleon Group family of hedge funds. Mr. Michaelson continued to lead that investigation after he transitioned to SDNY,  and he served as trial counsel in U.S. v. Rajaratnam. His role in the Rajaratnam matter was profiled in The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker magazine. Mr. Michaelson successfully prosecuted numerous other criminal securities and wire fraud cases while at SDNY.  At the SEC, Mr. Michaelson led investigations into a wide variety of federal securities law violations including market manipulation, front-running, cherry-picking, unlawful short selling, and specialist trading ahead.  Mr. Michaelson has guest lectured at Harvard Law School regarding his work for the SEC and SDNY.

Since returning to private practice in 2012, Mr. Michaelson has represented HSBC, Barclays, hedge funds, and other institutions in a wide variety of matters relating to securities and commodities, including benchmark rate manipulation, RMBS, and trading of complex derivatives.  He has also represented individuals in criminal, civil and internal investigations.

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