Michael P. Zweig is an experienced and accomplished litigator who maintains a diverse national practice with an emphasis on complex litigation, business torts, entertainment and media litigation and employment/contract matters.
Mr. Zweig litigates and arbitrates cases throughout the United States, frequently through trial, representing clients in high-profile, high-stakes litigation involving breach of contract, false advertising and deceptive trade practices (including Attorney General investigations), shareholder, partnership and accounting disputes, and right of publicity and defamation suits, as well as a wide variety of employment-related litigation, including restrictive covenant/trade secret litigation, discrimination and harassment suits. He has represented clients from a wide variety of industries, including media and advertising, financial services, film, television and theatre, real estate and insurance brokerage.
In 2001-2002, he served as counsel to the Southern District of New York Special Master with respect to the settlement of the Austrian Holocaust Litigation.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Zweig served as special counsel to the New York State Assembly on Environmental Conservation, coordinating New York State’s Love Canal investigation. He also conducted extensive legislative hearings concerning the dumping of hazardous substances throughout western New York State.
Mr. Zweig has also authored the Entertainment Litigation chapter appearing in "Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts," a widely circulated practice treatise. In addition, he has been a speaker on issues relating to media and advertising, ethics, contracts, email and electronic discovery, and crisis public relations, at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Bureau of National Affairs, the UCLA Law Symposium and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Zweig is also the co-editor of "Courthouses of the Second Circuit: Their Architecture, History and Stories" (Acanthus Press, October 2015), a book published by the Federal Bar Foundation with the support of the Second Circuit's Committee on History and Commemorative Events.