Michael Townsend is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, where he provides strategic advice to individuals and companies in complex commercial and civil disputes.
Michael concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in shareholder lawsuits, including corporate governance disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions, fraud, and disputes arising from the management of alternative entities such as partnerships and LLCs. He also has experience handling white-collar criminal matters, including representing companies facing government investigations into alleged securities fraud.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Michael was an associate at a litigation boutique, where he worked on complex commercial cases from inception to trial. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate at a large New Jersey-based law firm. While attending law school at Georgetown University Law Center, Michael served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lois H. Goodman in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also worked as a legal intern at a Washington, D.C. think tank, where he focused his research on issues of criminal justice reform.