Michael E. McCarthy

Michael E. McCarthy

Associate

Michael McCarthy focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class action defense. Michael also specializes in financial institutions, construction, real estate, privacy and appellate litigation. Michael represents companies in a variety of industries, including retail, consumer products and financial services.

Michael regularly volunteers his time for pro bono matters, including adoption proceedings, guardianship petitions, and asylum and convention against torture claims.

Concentrations

  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Class action defense
  • Consumer products, false advertising and unfair competition litigation
  • Financial institutions litigation
  • Real estate litigation
  • Appellate

Capabilities

Experience

  • Defended regional bank against wrongful foreclosure and business tort claims seeking damages of more than $10 million.°
  • Defended international retailer against breach of contract and statutory claims seeking damages of more than $6 million.°
  • Represented national bank pursuing claims for judicial foreclosure and breach of guaranty, and seeking damages of more than $3 million.°
  • Represented regional bank asserting fraudulent transfer claims in adversary proceedings, and seeking damages of more than $10 million.°
  • Represented international insurers in complex coverage disputes and litigations.°
  • Defended international retailer against California Proposition 65 and California Business & Professions Code consumer protection claims.°
  • Defended national supplier against class-action claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.°
  • Defended regional construction company against construction and employment related class-action lawsuits.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. McCarthy prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Extern, Justice Richard M. Aronson, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, 2013

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Public Law Center Core Advocates Group
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of California, Irvine School of Law, 2014
    • Lead Article Editor, UC Irvine Law Review
  • B.A., University of California at San Diego
Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California