Michael J. Gilbert is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Gilbert investigated, prosecuted, and tried a wide variety of cases, including numerous white collar criminal matters involving mail and wire fraud, extortion, embezzlement, health care fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
In addition to conducting hearings and jury trials, Mr. Gilbert argued on behalf of the government before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on numerous occasions.
Since entering private practice, Mr. Gilbert’s practice has included numerous internal investigations for corporate clients, defense of SEC enforcement actions on behalf of individuals and entities, and representation of individuals and entities in federal criminal investigations and related civil litigation. Mr. Gilbert has particular expertise in economic issues arising from federal criminal prosecutions such as restitution and forfeiture. He has represented hedge funds in connection with various regulatory and litigation matters. He has significant experience with the FCPA.
Mr. Gilbert also has an active commercial litigation practice. He has represented clients in commercial disputes in the New York State Supreme Court’s Commercial Division as well as handling civil matters--including civil RICO and reinsurance disputes--in federal court.
Tufts University, B.A., 1991, Cum laude
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1994, Magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, comments editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Honorable Donald VanArtsdalen, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Honorable J. Daniel Mahoney, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Honorable Joseph McLaughlin, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In 2003, Mr. Gilbert was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York’s Criminal Justice Act Panel to represent individuals in federal criminal cases who cannot otherwise afford counsel. Mr. Gilbert’s articles on white collar criminal law have been published in The National Law Journal and the New York Law Journal. He is featured in a book entitled “Inside the Minds -- Responding to White Collar Investigations and Indictments.”