Michael A. Berlin focuses his practice on financial and insurance regulatory investigations, white collar defense, consumer fraud defense, Medicaid fraud investigations, government affairs, and general litigation matters. In addition, Michael leads Greenberg Traurig’s State Attorney General Practice.
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 Attorney Generals’ offices nationwide in both investigations by individual offices and multi-state matters. Michael regularly appears before the New York State Department of Financial Services and other states Insurance and Banking Departments in both regulatory and investigatory matters. Michael also represents numerous health care providers in both federal and state fraud investigations. He conducts internal investigations and represents a wide array of corporations and individuals in complex challenges to government actions.
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.
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.
- Regulatory investigations
- Government affairs
- Medicaid fraud investigations
- White collar criminal defense
- Insurance regulatory matters
- Securities investigations and litigation
- Consumer frauds