As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Michael D. Blanchard represents clients in all facets of securities litigation and enforcement actions, as well as “business torts,” insurance matters and other complex litigation. Michael has obtained numerous dismissals at the pleading stage including a recent dismissal of a 1933 Act class action which Forbes magazine called a “stunning class action victory.” For cases that cannot be resolved at the pleading stage, Michael’s experience includes arbitrations, jury trials, bench trials and appeals in jurisdictions across the nation. Currently, Michael is a nationwide, lead defense counsel for a Fortune 100 company in defense of Madoff-related securities litigation, is defending a major broker dealer against Dodd-Frank whistleblower retaliation claims, and is defending a securities exchange in class actions related to high-frequency trading.
Staying abreast of the cutting edge issues in his specialized fields of practice, Michael serves as an adjunct professor of law, teaching courses in securities litigation and business torts.
In addition to his national securities litigation practice, for which Michael has been recognized as “exceptional” by Legal 500, he is also a member of Bingham’s Hartford litigation team recognized by the Connecticut Law Tribune as the 2013 “Litigation Department of the Year” in the category of out of state firms with a Connecticut office.