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Michael S. Winograd

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

New York, NY, USA

Michael Winograd is Of Counsel in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice includes a broad range of corporate, securities, and other complex civil litigation, as well as regulatory investigations and proceedings and white collar criminal defense.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for over six years and, before that, at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP for over three years. During that time, Mike represented large financial institutions, technology companies, and other corporations and individuals in all aspects of civil,
regulatory, and criminal litigation matters.

Mike has been an adjunct professor of law at the Fordham University School of Law since 2003, where he teaches Legal Writing and Research for LL.M.s.

  • Representing McAfee Inc. and certain of its directors and officers in securities class actions arising from proposed $7.7 billion acquisition of McAfee by Intel Corporation. The cases are pending.
  • Representing Stryker Corporation and certain of its directors and officers in securities class and derivative actions arising from allegations that Stryker failed to disclose material adverse facts about the company's financial health. The cases are pending.
  • Represented Audit Committee of large bank in conducting internal investigation in connection with allegations of accounting and other fraud. Investigation has been concluded.
  • Represented hedge fund in complex commercial dispute with biotech company. Achieved favorable multimillion-dollar settlement for client without filing litigation.

SELECT MATTERS (from prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati):
  • Represented Bank of America Corporation and a number of its subsidiaries and affiliates from 2004-2010 in a complex multidistrict securities litigation and related SEC enforcement, New York State Attorney General, and other governmental proceedings arising from alleged market-timing and latetrading in mutual funds. Over 15 settlements settling claims against the bank are pending court approval. The SEC enforcement and New York State Attorney General proceedings were settled.
  • Represented European Aeronautics Defense & Space Company (EADS) and certain of its current and former officers from 2008-2010 in a shareholder securities class action arising from financial disclosures and public statements issued by the company relating to delays in the Airbus A380 aircraft program. The court granted the company's motion to dismiss.
  • Represented National Semiconductor Corporation from 2004-2009 in a securities short-swing profit action arising from a reclassification of stock. The district court awarded summary judgment in favor of the company; the Third Circuit affirmed; and the U.S. Supreme Court denied the plaintiff's petition for certiorari.
  • Represented CEVA Logistic from 2007-2009 in connection with global industry-wide price-fixing investigations being conducted by the DOJ and the European Commission. The investigations are pending. 
  • Represented RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. from 2006-2008 in a shareholder securities class action arising from the company's restatement of earnings. The case settled well within insurance coverage.
  • Represented Acciona, S.A. from 2006-2007 in defending against a motion for preliminary injunction filed in New York in connection with a large European takeover attempt. The district court denied the motion on one ground and granted it on another, but declined to issue any relief beyond an injunction
    against future violations of the United States securities laws. The opposing party appealed, but then agreed to voluntarily dismiss the appeal and case.
  • Represented a prominent investment bank from 2005-2006 in connection with SEC, NASD, and DOJ investigations relating to broker/trader gifting practices. Investigations were resolved without any formal action being taken against the bank.
  • Represented Microsoft Corporation from 2000-2003 in the antitrust case against it before the European Commission.
    Represented SBC Communications from 2002-2003 in a securities and breach of fiduciary duty derivative action relating to officer and director compensation. The case was dismissed.
  • Represented former lead auditor for Arthur Andersen from 2001-2002 in the criminal obstruction of justice case brought by the DOJ in connection with Enron. The client accepted a plea bargain

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2000
  Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Recipient, P.
  Pemberton Morris Prize (highest grades in the fields of Evidence, Pleading, and Practice) and M.H.
  Goldstein Memorial Prize (highest grades in the fields of Labor Law and Labor Arbitration)
B.A., Lafayette College, 1992

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association

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