Michael Proctor specializes in the difficult case. He is a name partner of the firm and leads Caldwell Leslie & Proctor’s White Collar Crime and Corporate Compliance practice group, which highlights his particular interest in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.
Described by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as among “the state’s most renowned criminal defense attorneys,” Mr. Proctor has successfully represented numerous corporate and individual clients in criminal, quasi-criminal, and civil matters. Mr. Proctor has considerable courtroom experience in litigating cases throughout California. He has particular expertise representing companies and individuals in securities fraud actions and related SEC investigations, an area for which he was singled out in a Top Southern California Law Firms edition of the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Mr. Proctor has had similar success in defending clients in cases involving RICO, conspiracy, political corruption, campaign finance fraud, and virtually all other manner of white collar criminal matters.
Mr. Proctor has taught trial advocacy at the University of San Francisco School of Law Intensive Advocacy Program, where he has served as a faculty member beginning in 2000.. His is also a frequent commentator on white collar criminal law issues for national news organizations including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the Associated Press.