Michael Strauss is a member of Nixon Peabody’s Complex Commercial Disputes and Government Investigation and White Collar Defense practice groups. He helps clients take decisive action when faced with difficult legal decisions. He represents a diverse set of clients across multiple industries faced with complex, high-stakes disputes, government investigations, and criminal prosecutions throughout the world.
My practice focuses on helping clients navigate their most complex legal dilemmas. I advise multinational companies on how to establish, maintain, and refine their anti-corruption compliance programs. I represent clients embroiled in complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country. I guide corporate clients and individuals through government investigations and vigorously defend them when those investigations become criminal prosecutions. My experience also includes negotiating high-profile celebrity and athlete endorsement deals, and advising entertainment industry clients on their obligations under collective bargaining agreements with talent unions.
As states and the federal government increase their investigation and enforcement efforts related to anti-corruption and export control matters, companies must ensure their corporate compliance programs are calibrated to match the risk profiles of the places where they operate. To do so, clients need counsel that understands the dynamics of their respective industries and the risks associated with their international operations, and has the ability to mitigate and resolve civil, regulatory, and criminal actions before they evolve into “bet-the-company” fights.
Law360 | August 28, 2019
New York City partner Isabelle De Smedt (CORP), Manchester partner Mark Knights (GIWC), Boston counsel Robert Fisher (GIWC), Manchester associate Michael Strauss (CDPG) and Boston associate Scott Seitz (GIWC) authored this column about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s recent decision regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s anti-bribery provisions and what the decision means for companies needing to comply with the law.
Reuters’ Government Contract | May 20, 2019
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Mark Knights and Complex Commercial Disputes associate Michael Strauss, both of the Manchester office, co-wrote this contributed article outlining changes in the way the Department of Justice expects companies to preserve “ephemeral communications” such as WhatsApp messages.
Global Compliance & Investigations Alert | 03.19.20
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 02.21.20
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 11.26.19
Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense Alert | 11.13.19
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 10.07.19
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 08.15.19
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 05.22.19
Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Alert | 04.01.19
University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Chief Articles Editor, University of New Hampshire Law Review; Daniel Webster Scholar; Douglas J. Wood Merit Scholar
Manhattanville College, B.A.
I am dedicated to providing my legal services pro bono to those who need it most. My recent pro bono work includes representation of a disabled individual who was fraudulently induced to purchase a vehicle unfit for the public roads and representation of a tenant faced with a retaliatory-fueled eviction. I was recently awarded the New Hampshire Bar Association Rising Star Pro Bono Award.