Michael Klotz focuses on complex commercial litigation involving financial products, contract disputes, allegations of tortious conduct, and statutory claims. He has experience in federal court, state court, regulatory proceedings, and American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and JAMS (private alternative dispute resolution) arbitrations. He has helped to defend putative class action lawsuits under state consumer protection statutes and federal statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Sherman Act.
Mike is a member of the team defending an international bank in an antitrust multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the Southern District of New York. He is also a member of the team challenging the constitutionality of a claim-revival statute on due process grounds in coordinated state court proceedings. He has served as lead counsel for a credit reporting agency in more than 40 lawsuits alleging claims under the FCRA and analogous state statutes.
Mike is committed to pro bono legal service. He has worked on behalf of clients seeking asylum and petitioning for clemency. In addition he has represented clients in domestic abuse, child support, child custody, and divorce matters in the New York City Family Court system.
Mike has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law since 2018.
- June 21, 2017
Attorney for Shylock in "Justice for Shylock: A Mock Appeal Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Venice Ghetto" (Library of Congress), argued before a five judge panel including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- Wake Forest University (J.D. magna cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; A.J. Fletcher Scholar; Editorial Staff, Wake Forest Law Review); Cornell University (Ph.D. in English Literature 2007); The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in Psychology 2001; Phi Beta Kappa)
- New York; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- Intern to Judge Catherine Eagles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina (Summer 2013)