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Michael Sims, Partner

Michael Sims is a Partner in ZEK’s litigation group.  Mike has successfully litigated on behalf of companies, banks and individuals in various courts and arbitration proceedings throughout the country.  Mike specializes in complex commercial, financial and fraud litigation, and also represents financial institution clients in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations.  

 

Mike’s representative matters include:

  • Successfully defending trade finance company in a fraud/breach of contract action by Cargill and multinational bank involving sales of corporate accounts receivable
  • Obtaining award of summary judgment on behalf of national bank in multimillion dollar fraud and lender liability action
  • Successfully defending environmental consulting company in $54 billion RICO action by Chevron, arising from client’s services in environmental litigation in Ecuador 
  • Securing dismissal, at pleading stage, of securities law claims by U.S. hedge fund against former Credit Suisse banker
  • Successful defense of national bank against fraud and breach of contract claims in dispute concerning $45 million commercial mortgage loan
  • Obtaining dismissal of fraud and federal statutory claims against financial institution client in Eastern District of New York
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in successful resolution of theft of trade secrets case in New Jersey District Court
  • Successfully defending national bank against RICO action in Eastern District of New York, in connection with origination of commercial mortgage loan
  • Securing award for national bank for full amount of disputed multimillion restitution judgment

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