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Michael G.Shannon

New York

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Michael G.Shannon


Focus Areas

  • Obtained dismissals of numerous and diverse claims, including arbitration and class action claims, by correspondent customers against clearing firm client with many dismissals granted prior to final awards.
  • Successfully represented broker dealers against numerous and diverse customer claims and on counterclaims against industry and customer parties.
  • Obtained substantial recoveries for a regional broker dealer in recruitment claims against several other institutional broker dealers.
  • Successfully represented computer software company in claims relating to copying of hedge fund and fund of funds trading platform.
  • Successfully represented employer in defense of age, sex, race, disability and religion employment discrimination claims including federal court jury trial.
  • “Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater – FINRA’s Latest Proposal to Limit Dispositive Motions,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2008
  • “The Case for Dismissing the Case – Why Dispositive Motions Should Remain an Integral Part of the Arbitral Process,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2007
  • “Clearing Firm Liability Updated 2006 to 2007,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2007
  • “Clearing Firm Liability Updated 2003 to 2004,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2004
  • “Clearing Firm Liability Updated 2002 to 2003 – Thumbs in the Dam,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2003
  • “Adding Power to Your Summations,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2003
  • “Cross Examination in Securities Arbitrations,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 1996
  • “Summations in Securities Arbitrations,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 1997
  • “Pre-Hearing Motions to Dismiss Securities Arbitration Claims,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 1999
  • “Clearing Firm Liability – Has the Dam Really Cracked?”, PLI Securities Arbitration, 2000
  • “Clearing Firm Liability Revisited 2001 to 2002” (with supplement), PLI Securities Arbitration, 2001
  • “Clearing Firm Liability 2001 to 2002,” PLI Securities Arbitration, 2002
  • Selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers magazine for Business Litigation, 2014 and 2015

Professional Associations

  • Federal Bar Council
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the City of New York
  • Securities Industry Financial Markets Association, Compliance and Legal Division


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1979,

    Trade Regulation

  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1974,

    associate editor, Law Review

  • St. Francis College, B.A., 1971,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York