Michael Erdmann is a trial lawyer who represents U.S. and foreign companies in complex civil and criminal litigation matters and investigations, including construction and business disputes and regulatory and compliance violations. Michael has assisted clients in the construction, retail, health care, pharmaceuticals, mining, technology solutions, and materials, chemicals, and solutions industries.
Michael has represented companies in federal and state courts litigating matters regarding allegations of breach of contract, commercial bribery, corruption, fraud, public nuisance, criminal negligence, workplace retaliation, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, and Controlled Substance Act (CSA) violations. Michael has also represented clients in defending against Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and enforcement actions related to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities fraud, accounting fraud, and directors and officers liability.
Michael has significant pro bono experience representing clients in the Firmwide pro bono initiative representing women in immigration and asylum proceedings stemming from domestic abuse, gang violence, and political persecution. In recognition of his pro bono contributions, he has gained admission to the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
Michael has extensive e-discovery experience serving as coordinating strategic discovery counsel for privilege review matters in a large-scale internal investigation of a Fortune 500 company and in related DOJ and SEC investigations.
- The University of Tulsa (J.D. 2006); The University of Texas at Austin (B.A. 2003)
- Texas and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas