Michael M. Farhang is a former federal prosecutor and a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations and Securities Litigation Practice Groups, and handles general civil and criminal matters in the Litigation Department. He has specialized expertise in federal white collar criminal matters and securities and merger-related litigation. Mr. Farhang has significant trial experience and recently handled a successful investigation and trial effort on behalf of a private equity firm that uncovered fraud and secured a nearly $21 million arbitration award for the firm based on common law and securities fraud claims arising from a private company acquisition. In 2012, Mr. Farhang received the Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Mr. Farhang also speaks Spanish.