Michael Grunfeld joined Pomerantz in July 2017 as Of Counsel and became partner in 2019. He has extensive experience in securities, complex commercial, and white-collar matters in federal and state courts around the country. In particular, Michael has represented issuers, underwriters, and individuals in securities class actions dealing with a wide variety of industries. He has also represented financial institutions and individuals in cases related to RMBS, securities lending, foreign exchange practices, insider trading, and other financial matters. Michael was honored in 2018 as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star.
Michael is the co-author of a chapter on damages in securities class actions in the LexisNexis treatise, Litigating Securities Class Actions.
Michael served as a clerk for Judge Ronald Gilman of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and as a foreign law clerk for Justice Asher Grunis of the Israeli Supreme Court. Before joining Pomerantz, he was a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Michael graduated from Columbia Law School in 2008, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Submissions Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. He graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Government, magna cum laude, in 2004.
Michael is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.