Michael J. Dailey

Michael J. Dailey

Michael J. Dailey is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department.

Representative Experience

Mike has counseled individuals and corporations in various sectors such as apparel/fashion, commercial real estate, data security, energy, entertainment, finance and telecom in connection with civil matters pending in state and federal court. He has successfully prosecuted, or defended against, breach of contract claims, fraud claims, tort claims, securities laws violations, and bankruptcy code violations in both state and federal courts. He also has extensive experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of companies and representing individuals and entities in connection with regulatory investigations and criminal matters.

Selected representative matters include:

  • Obtain successful settlement on behalf of apparel company disputing payment terms with manufacturing vendor after seeking emergency relief from the court.
  • Successfully defend national commercial real estate developer against breach of contract claims brought by joint venture partner.
  • Defend real estate developer in civil investigation brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission concerning various property syndications to resolution without any findings against the company.
  • Obtain arbitration award for commercial tenant involved in lease dispute.
  • Conduct internal investigation of data security company in connection with alleged accounting irregularities.
  • Represent entertainment studio in connection with its successful emergence from Ch. 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represent current and former employees of a large Swiss financial institution being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly aiding and abetting tax evasion by the bank’s U.S. customers.
  • Represent court-appointed trustee of bankrupt hedge funds in action concerning former management’s refusal to turn over $4 million of investor proceed.
  • Successfully defend oil and gas company in federal class action involving tens of thousands of potential claimant.
  • Defend international commercial bank against breach of contract claims in its role as RMBS trustee.
  • Prosecute claims against directors and officers of failed investment bank.
  • Defend secured lender against breach of contract claims brought by borrower.
  • Prosecute breach of contract and tort claims on behalf of telecom company in connection with a failed satellite launch.


  • Apparel/Fashion
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Data Security
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Telecom


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2009
    • Assoc. Managing Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law
    • Moot Court Executive Board
    • International Business Law Fellow
    • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Fall Honors Program Intern
    • Carswell Merit Scholar
  • Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004


  • California
  • New York


  • The SEC’s Whistleblower Program & Its Effects on Hedge Funds,” PLI’s Course Handbook on Hedge Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2011, November 2011

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • LBGT Bar Association of Los Angeles, Board of Governors (2018-2019 Term)