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Michael S. Devorkin


Mr. Devorkin specializes in complex business litigation and white collar criminal defense. His two latest cases have resulted in recoveries of more than $425 million to victims of a Ponzi scheme and of corporate mismanagement of funds. In LandAmerica, the Judge recently praised this work for

  • “having hit it out of the park” in securing $317 million in recoveries to compensate customers of LandAmerica Exchange Services (LES), who lost money, in some cases their entire life savings, due to LES’s bankruptcy
  • being “extremely capable,” employing strategies that were “masterful,” and achieving results that were a “huge success” that was never anticipated
  • achieving 100% recoveries of the victims’ lost funds, plus 66% recoveries for their consequential damages

Mr. Devorkin has extensive experience for plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and businesses, foreign and domestic, in all phases of complex civil, criminal, and regulatory trials and arbitrations, from investigation through trial and appeal. He has tried to verdict numerous jury and non-jury trials in federal and state courts and arbitrations and argued numerous appeals before the state and federal courts, including two successful mandamus petitions in cases of first impression.


437 Madison Avenue
(49th + 50th)
New York , New York , 10022-7020
United States

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