Michael J. Klein

Phone:

(212) 279-5050

Email:

mklein@aftlaw.com

Education

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • B.A., Emory University

Bar Admission(s)

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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Michael J. Klein

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Mr. Klein focuses his practice on securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, and litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”).

Prior to joining Abraham, Fruchter & Twersky, LLP in 2019, Mr. Klein practiced law at Stull, Stull & Brody for almost fifteen years. Examples of litigation in which Mr. Klein had substantial responsibility include: Overby v. Tyco International, Ltd., Case No. 02-CV-1357-B (D.N.H.) (recovery of $70.525 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated; Mr. Klein participated in over eighty days of deposition testimony); National City Corporation Sec., Derivative & ERISA Litig., 1:08-cv-07000-PAG (N.D. Ohio) (recovery of $43 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated); Zilhaver v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Case No. 06-cv-2237 (JMR) (D. Minn.) (recovery of $17 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated); In re 2014 Avon Products, Inc. ERISA Litig., 1:14-cv-10083-LGS (S.D.N.Y.) (recovery of $6.25 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated); In Re SunTrust Banks, Inc. ERISA Litigation, Docket No. 1:08-cv-03384-RWS (N.D. Ga.) (recovery of $4.75 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated); Griffin v. Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., 2:10-cv-10610-PDB-MKM (E.D. Mich.) (recovery of $3 million in cash to the company’s 401(k) plan, representing 85% of likely recoverable damages, was recognized as “excellent” by the court, in a case alleging the company’s stock was artificially inflated).

Mr. Klein has also prosecuted several cases seeking to enforce federal securities laws, causing disclosures required thereunder.

Mr. Klein was named by Super Lawyers magazine as a Super Lawyer in 2016 – 2017.

Mr. Klein received his undergraduate degree in 2001 from Emory University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2004. While at the University of Connecticut, Mr. Klein served as an Executive Editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

Mr. Klein is a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bars and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York, the District of Connecticut, the Northern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the District of Colorado.

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