Michael S. Poulos - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael S. Poulos concentrates his practice on complex litigation relating to consumer fraud, securities, insurance and professional malpractice litigation, as well as various forms of governmental investigations by the SEC, US Attorney’s office and other agencies. He is experienced representing clients from Fortune 500 companies to small closely held corporations.

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  • In re Granada Securities Litigation, MDL No. 837 (W.D. Mich.): First-chair in a securities class action in which the plaintiffs sought in excess of $1 billion in damages from a law firm and an accounting firm; handled all aspects of pre-trial litigation, including class-action evidentiary hearing and bar-order fairness hearing*
  • Cordial v. John Gianola, et al., No. 92-C-B930 (Cir. Ct. Kanawha Cty., West Virginia): Action by Department of Insurance of West Virginia against accounting firm seeking in excess of $95 million in damages in connection with the failure of Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia*

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  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2020


  • American Bar Association, member
  • American Corporate Counsel Association, member


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, 1986
Grinnell College, BS, 1983


US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
US District Court for the Northern District of Ohio