Michael S. Devorkin

Bankruptcy, Business

golenbock.com

437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022

(212) 907-7348

About Michael S. Devorkin

Mr.Devorkin specializes in complex business litigation and government investigations and has also frequently represented Trustees. For examples In the recent bankruptcies of LandAmerica (corporate negligence) and 1031 Tax Group (Ponzi Scheme), he led ted the Trustee's legal team that recoverd and paid out $317 million, and $140 million, rspectively, to victims, resulting in returns in excess of 100% and 70% of losses. Court praised work as "masterful" and result as "huge success" the "hit it out of the park." He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, has tried to verdict numerous jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts and arbitratilon proceedings, and has argued numerous appeals, including two successful mandamus petitions. In re United States, 608 F.2d 26 (2d Cir. 1979); Richardson Greenshileds Securities, Inc. v. Lau, 825 F.2d 647 (2d Cir. 1987). Read More

Education

  • Yale Law School.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Work Experience

  • Doar Devorkin & Rieck.
  • Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York.
  • Attorney-advisor to the Associate Attorney General of the United States.
  • Awards

  • Named in Super Lawyers (2007, 2013-2015).
  • “Preeminent A-V” Rated by Martindale Hubbell.
  • Associations

    New York State Bar Association.

    Publications

    “Second Circuit Issues Significant Decision in Madoff Case,” Client Alert, January 16, 2014. “In Pari Delicto Applied; SIPA Does Not Create Rights of Contribution or Subrogation,” Client Alert, July 8, 2013.

    Languages

  • English
  • Locations

    437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022