Michael J. Dell - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Michael J. Dell

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 212-715-9129

Mr. Dell has more than 30 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer who successfully resolves complex business disputes. These include securities, accountants and auditors liability, commercial, real estate, insurance, ERISA, fiduciary and employment class actions and other lawsuits in federal and state courts. He has extensive experience in arbitrations and mediations (at FINRA, the AAA, JAMS and other forums). In addition, Mr. Dell represents clients in connection with investigations and enforcement proceedings before various federal and state agencies and self-regulatory organizations. Although Mr. Dell most often represents defendants, he has obtained many seven-figure judgments or settlements for plaintiffs. Mr. Dell’s recent representations include the defense of an accounting association against class action and other claims arising from the bankruptcy of Parmalat, with alleged losses exceeding $10 billion; the defense of hedge fund and other administrators and directors against class action and other claims for stock manipulation, death spiral financing and other wrongdoing; the defense of technology companies against claims for fraud and breach of contract; the defense of accounting firms against claims by clients, third parties and liquidators of bankrupt companies for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence; and the defense of a broker-dealer against class action and other claims of fraud and stock manipulation relating to stock loan trading.

Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1978University of OxfordBA 1975

Client Comments

"Mr. Michael Dell is an excellent attorney who is mindful of his client's objectives and goals, and does his utmost best to achieve those goals and objectives. While some attorneys have been slow in appreciating the nuances of my client/employer/s business, Mr. Dell quickly understood the nuances and employed strategies to address them."

-Steven Tolliver
Aetna U.S. Healthcare

"Michael Dell is a first-rate litigator, who handles complex cases with ease. He specializes in ERISA litigation, which makes him an extremely valuable asset in most ERISA litigation which, by its nature, is complex. Michael is supported by a strong litigation practice, which makes him an excellent choice to serve as a lead in a tough case."

Office Location

1177 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities

Other Information

Gender: Male