Attorney Michael Brodlieb is an accomplished litigator who advises companies and their executives in complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal matters.

Clients turn to Michael when commercial or employment disputes present risk of potentially severe economic and reputational damage. His practice focuses on defending employers from allegations of misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower retaliation, as well as disputes involving breach of contract and restrictive covenants. He strives for outcomes that are not only financially and legally beneficial to his clients but also kept out of the public eye. And when litigation is unavoidable, clients draw on Michael’s experience trying cases in courts and arbitration venues.

Michael also represents clients in white-collar criminal matters, including those that may involve securities and government contracting in the health care, financial services, and consumer product industries.

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Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Michael was a litigation attorney at a New York law firm and in the New York office of an international law firm, where he worked on commercial disputes and white-collar criminal matters. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. While in law school, Michael was Editor-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Law Review and completed internships in the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the New York City Law Department, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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  • Represented a client in a breach of contract and conversion action involving a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency exchange and Bitcoin-mining equipment
  • Defended a multinational investment bank in the dismissal of a Section 10b-5 securities fraud suit brought in the Southern District of New York by an investor who opted out of a multimillion-dollar class action settlement
  • Obtained dismissal, on behalf of a hedge fund, of a multibillion-dollar lawsuit brought by beneficiaries of a state pension fund alleging breach of trust and fiduciary duties
  • Represented high-net-worth individuals in investigations by the Department of Justice and SEC arising out of claims of insider trading
  • Represented a hedge fund in regulatory proceedings arising out of claims of insider trading
  • Secured the dismissal of claims filed against a real estate investment trust and its board of directors for alleged proxy statement misrepresentations and omissions in connection with a $1.4 billion acquisition
  • Represented a large real estate developer in a contract dispute with a U.S.-based multinational hospitality company
  • Represented a major real estate developer in the defense of a putative class action
  • Defended a major pharmaceutical company in an antitrust action
  • Represented a global financial institution in an SEC investigation
  • Defended a private equity firm in a breach of contract dispute concerning a “material adverse change” clause in connection with a proposed $550 million acquisition




  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Editor in Chief, Brooklyn Law Review
    • CALI Awards: Contracts, Torts, Conflict of Laws
    • Moot Court Honor Society
  • Dartmouth College (B.A., 2003)

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • New York City Bar Association, Commercial Law & Uniform State Laws Committee


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