Michael D. Blatchley

Partner
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Mr. Blatchley’s practice focuses on securities fraud litigation. He is currently a member of the firm’s new matter department in which he, along with a team of attorneys, financial analysts, forensic accountants, and investigators, counsels the firm’s clients on their legal claims.

Mr. Blatchley has also served as a member of the litigation teams responsible for prosecuting a number of the firm’s significant cases.  For example, Mr. Blatchley was a key member of the team that recovered $150 million for investors in In re JPMorgan Chase & Co. Securities Litigation, a securities fraud class action arising out of misrepresentations and omissions concerning JPMorgan’s Chief Investment Office, the company’s risk management systems, and the trading activities of the so-called “London Whale.”  He was also a member of the litigation team in In re Medtronic, Inc. Securities Litigation, an action arising out of allegations that Medtronic promoted the Infuse bone graft for dangerous “off-label” uses, which resulted in an $85 million recovery for investors. In addition, Mr. Blatchley prosecuted a number of cases related to the financial crisis, including several actions arising out of wrongdoing related to the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities and other complex financial products.  Currently, Mr. Blatchley is a member of the team prosecuting In re Allergan, Inc. Proxy Violation Securities Litigation.

Mr. Blatchley was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List,” which recognizes him as one the nation’s most accomplished legal partners under the age of 40. 

While attending Brooklyn Law School, Mr. Blatchley held a judicial internship position for the Honorable David G. Trager, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. In addition, he worked as an intern at The Legal Aid Society's Harlem Community Law Office, as well as at Brooklyn Law School's Second Look and Workers’ Rights Clinics, and provided legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, 2007, J.D., cum laude; Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship; William Payson Richardson Memorial Prize; Richard Elliott Blyn Memorial Prize; Editor for the Brooklyn Law Review; Moot Court Honor Society
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A.

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey