A Partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation and Insurance Fraud Practice Groups, Michael’s practice focuses on insurance fraud investigation and litigation involving healthcare claims. He also represents insurers in litigation to recover no-fault benefits.
Michael has helped secure a major victory for New York no-fault automobile insurers by obtaining dismissal of an action challenging an insurer’s right to use medical peer reviews to deny no-fault claims for MRI studies.
Michael’s cases often involve the eligibility of fraudulently incorporated medical providers and fraudulent billing by medical providers for unnecessary treatment. Michael has a wealth of experience in the investigation and defense of automobile and medical fraud claims and regularly counsels insurers during the investigative stage of a claim. Additionally, Michael prosecutes and defends complex civil lawsuits under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, including affirmative actions to recover insurer claim payments to physicians, medical clinics, attorneys, and others involved in complex, large scale insurance fraud schemes. Also, he represents clients in federal and state litigation, arbitration, mediation, and administrative proceedings in matters involving complex commercial disputes.
A member of Rivkin Radler’s pro bono program, Michael represents indigent tenants in landlord-tenant disputes. He is also active in several local charities, including the North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Long Island’s preeminent not-for-profit children’s mental health agency. As Co-Chair of the Center’s 2013-2017 charity golf outings, Michael’s efforts have helped raise more than $1.5 million.
Michael was named a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in the Metro New York area in Insurance Coverage from 2014 to 2018.
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United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkEducation
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor
University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, B.A. in Political Science