Michael Handler is a Director with our In-House Practice Group and is based in our New York and Basking Ridge, New Jersey offices. He focuses on placing in-house counsel at all levels into the legal departments for global, national and regional companies having a presence in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). Michael works closely with his clients to understand their needs and identify exceptional talent that will grow and thrive within their organizations. He has experience working with companies in many different industries, including financial services, investment management, consumer products, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, healthcare, sports and media.
Michael joined Major, Lindsey & Africa with 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He previously worked as a claims trader with Liquidity Solutions Inc., where he specialized in the purchase of distressed debt in bankruptcy cases. He began his career as an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in the firm's Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department, where he predominantly represented debtors in connection with all aspects of their chapter 11 cases. He then practiced with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where he mainly represented creditor clients in all facets of chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases as well as chapter 15 cross-border insolvency cases.
New York University School of Law: J.D.
Rutgers College, Rutgers University: B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude