Michael M. PomerantzPartner
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"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too)
that those who learned to collaborate and improvise
most effectively have prevailed."
Michael M. Pomerantz
Michael M. Pomerantz is a partner and co-founder of the New York office of Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP. Mike is an experienced litigator with a proven track record of success representing clients in a broad range of high-stakes complex commercial litigation.
Mike has represented an international finance company in litigation over interest rate and currency swap transactions; international trading conglomerates in litigation over foreign exchange transactions and other derivatives; a well-known commodities expert in litigation over the transfer of assets from a commodities index fund; a broker-dealer in an industry-wide dispute involving the “when-issued” securities market; and an international trading conglomerate in litigation over long-term fixed-price fuel contracts. He also has represented clients in multimillion-dollar litigations involving complex contracts, business torts, media and entertainment, tax, antitrust, bankruptcy, and product liability. Most recently, Mike represented investors in multibillion-dollar actions against securities dealers to rescind the purchase of certificates backed by residential mortgage loans.
Mike is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English and held leadership positions in the Kappa Alpha Society. Mike graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, an editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts, a student moot court editor, vice-president of the Entertainment, Arts, Sports Law Society, and the Head Writer of the Law Revue.
Structured Finance and Derivatives
Complex Commercial Disputes
Antitrust and Competition
Antitrust and Competition
Media and Entertainment
Represented investors in residential mortgage-backed securities, helping to recover several billion dollars in damages.
Represented the principal of a commodities fund in a dispute over the improper transfer of several hundred million dollars of fund assets trial.
Represented a broker-dealer in an industry-wide dispute in the “when-issued” securities market.
Represented a finance company in a dispute over interest rate and currency swaps and currency options.
Represented unsecured creditors in a dispute over the use of several hundred million dollars of the debtor’s tax attributes.
Represented a television station in a dispute over the development of a Spanish-language television network in the United States.
Represented Chinese trading conglomerates in a dispute over foreign exchange transactions and interest rate swaps.
Represented a pharmaceutical company in a dispute over a global co-promotion agreement.
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1997 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1992 magna cum laude
United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Grais & Ellsworth LLP
Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter LLP)