Attorney Profile

Michael Vanunu

Michael Vanunu

Partner

As a partner in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group, Michael Vanunu prosecutes 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, medical suppliers, and others involved in complex, large-scale insurance fraud schemes.

As part of the Commercial Litigation and Compliance, Investigations & White Collar Practice Groups, Michael litigates civil cases related to fraud or theft and defends individuals and entities from criminal prosecution. Michael has successfully handled litigation and pre-litigation business disputes that arise out of potential fraud or other wrongdoing between the parties. Michael has also successfully defended criminal prosecutions in New York State courts including cases involving workers’ compensation fraud, tax fraud, and unemployment insurance fraud. Additionally, Michael is called upon to resolve contractual disputes either through litigation or early settlement.

Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Michael was associated with two separate defense litigation firms in Manhattan, where he defended companies and individuals in claims arising out of construction accidents, general negligence, and medical malpractice.

Michael started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office under Hon. Richard A. Brown, where he prosecuted violent and non-violent crimes, and conducted jury and bench trials to verdict.

Michael is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law where he teaches trial advocacy to students and prepares them to compete against other law schools in mock trial competitions throughout the region and country.

Michael has been recognized in Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America® from 2021-2023. Ones to Watch is a recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Michael was also named a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2020 to 2022. The Risings Stars list is comprised of the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40.

Uniondale
F: (516) 357-3333

926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926

Bar Admission

New York

New Jersey

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

Bar Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Assistant District Attorney’s Association of Queens County

Education

St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor

New York University, B.A.

Michael Vanunu

Partner

As a partner in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group, Michael Vanunu prosecutes 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, medical suppliers, and others involved in complex, large-scale insurance fraud schemes.

As part of the Commercial Litigation and Compliance, Investigations & White Collar Practice Groups, Michael litigates civil cases related to fraud or theft and defends individuals and entities from criminal prosecution. Michael has successfully handled litigation and pre-litigation business disputes that arise out of potential fraud or other wrongdoing between the parties. Michael has also successfully defended criminal prosecutions in New York State courts including cases involving workers’ compensation fraud, tax fraud, and unemployment insurance fraud. Additionally, Michael is called upon to resolve contractual disputes either through litigation or early settlement.

Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Michael was associated with two separate defense litigation firms in Manhattan, where he defended companies and individuals in claims arising out of construction accidents, general negligence, and medical malpractice.

Michael started his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney’s Office under Hon. Richard A. Brown, where he prosecuted violent and non-violent crimes, and conducted jury and bench trials to verdict.

Michael is a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law where he teaches trial advocacy to students and prepares them to compete against other law schools in mock trial competitions throughout the region and country.

Michael has been recognized in Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers in America® from 2021-2023. Ones to Watch is a recognition given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

Michael was also named a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2020 to 2022. The Risings Stars list is comprised of the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under the age of 40.

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