Michael A. Berlin focuses his practice on financial and insurance regulatory investigations, white collar defense, Medicaid fraud investigations, government affairs, environmental and general litigation matters.
Michael, in addition to his work before numerous state and federal authorities, has wide-ranging experience in front of both the New York Attorney General's office and the New York State Department of Financial Services, representing insurance and banking clients in both regulatory and investigatory matters. Michael also represents numerous health care providers in both federal and state Medicaid fraud investigations. He conducts internal investigations and represents a wide array of corporations and individuals in complex commercial litigation and challenges to government actions. In addition, Michael represents numerous companies in front of New York State agencies, including the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Michael served former New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice and as Special Counsel to the Attorney General. As Deputy Attorney General, Michael supervised the office’s five economic bureaus: Investor Protection, Consumer Frauds, Antitrust, Internet and Real Estate Finance. In that capacity, he was responsible for strategic settlement, investigatory and litigation decisions, and also coordinated the office’s work on numerous matters with other state and federal authorities including the New York State Department of Insurance, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Michael was Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel to Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for Attorney General. In that role, he advised the Attorney General candidate on all policy issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate with the New York-based boutique firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason & Silverberg, where he focused on complex securities litigation and white collar criminal defense. He served as counsel to the House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce in its investigation of the 1996 Teamster’s election.