Overview


Mike Piazza focuses his practice on securities and white-collar litigation, accounting liability matters, business litigation and complex commercial litigation. He regularly handles the defense of individuals and companies faced with allegations of wrong doing asserted by US regulators (SEC, CFTC, FTC, PCAOB), the US Department of Justice, state attorneys general and foreign regulators. He is experienced with internal SEC procedures and enforcement policies, including those concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions.

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Results


  • Currently represent several former officers of major public utility in ongoing securities class action and derivative litigation pending both in federal and state court
  • Represented the CEO and other senior management of a group technology company in consolidated securities class actions filed in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division; settled on favorable terms within policy limits after two years of litigation
  • Represented through trial a Singaporean technology company in patent litigation filed in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. The case settled on favorable terms to the client after a three week jury trial

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Recognitions


  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021, Securities Regulation
  • Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2011 to 2018
  • The Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2008

Community


  • Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, member
  • Orange County Bar Association, member

Credentials


Education
University of Minnesota Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1987
Carleton College, cum laude, 1983

Admissions
California
New York
Texas

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