Michael E. Pastore

Michael E. Pastore

Associate

Michael E. Pastore focuses his practice on financial services litigation, regulatory matters and consumer-related defense. Michael has represented banking clients and large financial institutions against alleged violations of various State and Federal Laws, including Mass General Laws Ch. 93A. Michael has also assisted companies in conducting internal investigations involving potential employee misconduct, as well as involving inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Department of Justice, FINRA, and various States’ Attorneys General.

Michael has also spent time as in-house litigation counsel at a large National Banking Institution, representing the bank against claims by customers and regulators, as well as managing outside counsel.

Concentrations
  • Class action
  • Consumer-based litigation
  • Financial services litigation
  • Regulatory defense and investigations
  • Corporate internal investigations
  • 93A/Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Large National bank against claims of "dual tracking" in successful Summary Judgment before D. Mass, later affirmed by 1st Cir.
  • Represented Various Financial Institutions and individuals against claims of unfair and deceptive acts and practices under M.G.L. Ch. 93A
  • Represented a leading daily fantasy sports company in wide-ranging internal investigation involving potential wrong-doing by employees in conjunction with investigations by multiple state and Regulatory Authorities.
  • Represented national banking institution against claimed violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth in Lending Act, Home Affordable Mortgage Practices Act, and other State and Federal Banking Laws.
  • Represented public company in investigation by the SEC into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Represented various banks and financial institutions against claims from borrowers alleging violations of federal and state lending laws.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2017
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Firm Liaison, Middlesex District Attorney’s 209A Project (Pro Bono)

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 2007
  • B.A., Boston College, 2003
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts