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Michael Liskow

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Michael Liskow

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Michael Liskow has extensive experience litigating complex class actions on behalf of plaintiffs in consumer fraud, data breach, antitrust, wage and hour, securities, and housing matters, among others. This includes, among others:

  • Currently acting as lead counsel in a class action against the California State Compensation Insurance Fund on behalf of businesses charged improper workers’ compensation insurance rates.
  • Currently acting as co-lead counsel in a class action against the City of New York and other defendants on behalf of applicants for Mitchell-Lama housing who were denied due to the defendants’ due process violations.
  • Serving as lead counsel in a class action against Bethpage Federal Credit Union and others for violations of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, resulting in a full recovery for each class member.
  • Serving as lead counsel in a class action on behalf of overbilled Verizon consumers which resulted in a full recovery, plus interest and fees, for every class member.
  • Acting as lead counsel for the data breach class actions Mizrahi v. NBEO (D. Md.) and Bokelman v. FCH Enterprises (D. Haw.), and the consumer fraud class action Berger v. L.L. Bean (E.D.N.Y.).
  • Representing consumers in numerous class actions challenging unfair and deceptive business practices, including against L.L.Bean, Nestlé Waters, Mondelēz, GNC, Banner Life Insurance, GNC and Vibram.
  • Representing a class of institutional and individual investors who suffered losses resulting from their investment in Goldman Sachs mortgage-backed securities, resulting in a recovery of over $272 million. See Neca-Ibew Health & Welfare Fund et al v. Goldman Sachs & Co. et al, Case No. 1:08-cv-10783 (S.D.N.Y.).
  • Extensive involvement in litigating complex antitrust actions against Apple, Keurig Green Mountain and the leading domestic airlines.
  • Litigating a class action on behalf of overcharged tenants of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village resulting in a $173 million recovery, the largest recovery for tenants in United States history. See Roberts v Tishman Speyer Props., L.P., Case No. 100956/07 (New York Supreme Court, New York County).

Michael joined the Firm in 2018. Prior to joining the firm, Michael was a clerk for the Honorable Steven H. Levinson of the Supreme Court of Hawai`i, an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, and a Fulbright Teaching Assistant to the Slovak Republic. He has been selected as a New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star” each year between 2013-2018, and a New York “Super Lawyer” in 2019.

Education
  • B.A. Psychology University of Kansas - University 2001
  • J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School - Graduate School 2005
Licenses
  • New York State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California
Awards
  • New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2018)
    New York Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2013-2018)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2019)
    New York Super Lawyers (2019)
Publications
  • "Is Equitable Estoppel in Arbitration a Sinking Ship?" New York Law Journal (Dec. 12, 2011) (co-authored with Mark Rifkin)
Recent Presentations
  • “Conducting Depositions,” New York City Bar, “Bridge-the-Gap” program, New York, NY (2017; 2018; 2019)
  • “Steel Mill Safety & Health: A Lawyer’s Perspective,” Association for Iron & Steel Technology, Indianapolis, Indiana (2014)
  • “CPLR 3101 (d): Vetting and Selecting an Expert; Complying with Expert Disclosure Requirements; Trial Strategy Considerations; and Motions in Limine,” New York City Bar, New York, NY (2012)
Reported Cases
  • Federal Trade Commission v. Lifewatch Inc., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179631 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 24, 2018) (regulatory enforcement)
  • Asset Enhancement Inc. v. LifeWatch Inc., 2018 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 9599 (Nassau Sup. Ct.) (commercial litigation)
  • Petrosino v. Stearn’s Prods., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55818 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 30, 2018) (consumer class action)
  • Marasco v. Am. Expediting Co., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18842 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 30, 2018) (wage and hour class action)
  • Rapoport-Hecht v. Seventh Generation, Inc., No. 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 219060 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 28, 2017) (consumer class action)
  • Dayan v. Swiss-American Prods., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50773 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2017) (consumer class action)
  • 101 Imaging LLC v. D.R. Rossi, M.D., P.C., 2016 NY Slip Op 32803 (U) (Nassau Sup. Ct.) (commercial litigation)
  • Sitt v. Nature’s Bounty, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131564 (E.D.N.Y. Sep. 26, 2016) (consumer class action)
  • Kaatz v. Hyland’s Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87348 (S.D.N.Y. July 5, 2016) (consumer class action)
  • Reynolds v. Lifewatch, Inc., 136 F. Supp. 3d 503 (S.D.N.Y. 2015) (consumer class action)
  • Silva v. Smucker Nat. Foods, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 122186 (E.D.N.Y. Sep. 14, 2015) (consumer class action)
  • In re Lifewatch, Inc., 140 F. Supp. 3d 1342 (J.P.M.L. 2015) (consumer class action)
  • Life Alert Emergency Response, Inc. v. Connect Am.com LLC, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 119840 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 27, 2014) (trademark litigation)
  • Moyer v. Siemens Vai Servs., LLC, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154977 (E.D. La. Oct. 29, 2013) (products liability)
Media
  • “Siemens Escapes $2.6M Liability in Steel Plant Death,” Law360, Portfolio Media (July 2013)
  • “And the Defense Wins,” DRI, The Voice (August 28, 2013)
  • “FTC Says Robocalls Misled Consumers As Companies Return Fire,” Law360, Portfolio Media (February 2018)
  • “FTC Demands Docs In Lifewatch Robocall Suit,” Law360, Portfolio Media (March 2017)
  • “Lifewatch Must Turn Over Some Evidence Sought By FTC,” Law360, Portfolio Media (February 2017)
  • “Lifewatch Fights FTC’s Discovery Request In Marketing Suit,” Law360, Portfolio Media (February 2017)
  • “FTC Asks To Keep Lifewatch Execs On Hook In Phone Scam,” Law360, Portfolio Media (September 2016)
  • “Lifewatch Disclaims Telemarketing Scam at Trial with FTC,” Law360, Portfolio Media (December 2015)
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