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Michael E. Jusczyk represents national financial institutions in escalated defensive litigation, including foreclosure-related and bankruptcy matters, and defends complaints alleging violations of state and federal financial regulation and consumer protection statutes. He appears on clients’ behalf in state and federal trial and appellate courts for proceedings at all states of litigation and guides them through the mediation and arbitration processes when appropriate.

Michael advises national banks on compliance with federal and state regulations related to loan servicing, mortgage foreclosure, and loss mitigation. He also defends companies and educational institutions in FTC investigations and employment matters, including class-action suits and business-to-business contractual disputes and product liability claims, and advises clients regarding insurance coverage questions and product and food labeling requirements.

Michael also maintains an active pro bono practice, working with unaccompanied minors and defending their interests in immigration court and related state proceedings in partnership with K.I.N.D. (Kids in Need of Defense).

Concentrations

  • Financial services litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Loan modifications
  • Loan workouts
  • Borrower and third-party purchases
  • Products liability and complex torts

Capabilities

Experience

  • Pursued federal habeas relief for pro bono client held in immigration detention.°
  • Obtained summary judgment on statute of limitations ground in personal injury product liability case involving commercial kitchen equipment.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, K.I.N.D., “Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney,” 2020
  • Recipient, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, “Adams Pro Bono Publico Award,” 2021
  • Member, Boston Bar Association, 2020-2022
    • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Section, New Lawyers Committee, 2020-2022
  • Member, Rhode Island District Conference Planning Committee, 2019
    • Member, Immigration Sub-Committee, 2019
  • Member, Rhode Island Federal Bench-Bar Committee, 2019-Present

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Rhode Island
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2013-2016
  • Rhode Island Supreme Court – Trial Court Law Clerk Department, 2007-2008
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit