Michael Ferruggia's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation on behalf of a range of corporate clients, including financial institutions. He has experience with issues related to complex financial products, such as residential mortgage-backed securities and derivatives, as well as shareholder class actions, insurance recovery, and other contractual disputes.
Michael also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes participation in several matters related to Her Justice, a nonprofit organization serving women who face poverty and abuse in New York City. He also has represented minors in immigration proceedings through the Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) organization. Michael recently assisted numerous religious charities in challenging certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act, a matter which involved filing a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.
NII Holdings to sell Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $905 million
Jones Day is advising NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70 percent interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $905 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
Koch Equity Development commits $650 million preferred equity financing to support Meredith Corporation's $2.8 billion acquisition of Time, Inc.
Jones Day advised Koch Equity Development, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, in connection with its $650 million of preferred equity financing to Meredith Corporation, a media and marketing company, in connection with Meredith’s $2.8 billion acquisition of magazine publisher Time, Inc.
IBM defends software services agreement lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & Industry
In a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jones Day is defending International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) against breach-of-contract and other claims premised on allegations that IBM failed to deliver a computer system that would aid the administration of both the tax assessment and benefit payment sides of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system.
Celgene prevails over Indian supplier in TRO/preliminary injunction hearing to prevent termination of supply agreement
Celgene Corporation affiliate Abraxis Bioscience, Inc., represented by Jones Day, does not have to continue to supply pharmaceuticals to Indian distributor Biocon Limited in the face of evidence of continued product diversion, a district court judge ordered.
- November 2015Governor Cuomo Signs Amendments to Equal Pay and Human Rights Laws, Labor & Employment N.Y. (LENY)
- Columbia University (J.D. 2015); Boston University (B.A. in Political Science 2012)
- New York and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
- Intern to Judge Joseph E. Irenas, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (Summer 2013)