MICHAEL D. MANN is a litigation associate in Sidley’s New York office. His practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, securities enforcement matters, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation. Mr. Mann has represented corporations, financial institutions, and related individuals under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, securities self regulatory organizations, and state attorneys general in a wide variety of matters involving possible violations of federal and state law, including matters relating to alleged insider trading, stock manipulation, fraud, SEC Regulation SHO and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Mann also has experience with complex civil litigation in a variety of substantive areas, including disputes for breach of contract, copyright infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, trade secrets and unfair competition.
Mr. Mann graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo Law School, the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.), where he was managing editor of the Buffalo Law Review, president of the Student Bar Association and was selected to represent Buffalo in national competition as a member of its moot court board. While in law school, Mr. Mann was the recipient of several honors, including the Dale S. Margulis Award for making the greatest contribution to the Law School community, the Law School Alumni Association’s GOLD Award for leadership and excellence; and the New York State Bar Association’s Student Bar Achievement Award. He was also named to the Order of the Barristers, a national honor society recognizing individuals who have demonstrated excellence in oral advocacy.
Prior to entering legal practice, Mr. Mann served as scheduling director on then-former Dallas mayor, now U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s 2002 campaign for U.S. Senate, acting deputy director of scheduling and advance on former President Bill Clinton’s post-presidential transition team and as an advance team member on then-First Lady, now U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2000 campaign for U.S. Senate.
Mr. Mann is an active member of Sidley’s firm-wide E-Discovery Task Force and has extensive experience managing large-scale electronic discovery. He is author of Some Job Hunters Are What They Post, The National Law Journal, May 2007, and The ‘CSI Effect’: Better Jurors Through Television and Science?, Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal, volume 24.