Michael Asaro Named Among Law360 2013 Rising Stars

Law360 has named Akin Gump litigation partner Michael Asaro among its five 2013 Rising Stars in the category of securities. Law360’s Rising Stars feature “attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”

Among the engagements spotlighted by Law360 in its profile of Asaro is his representation of Greenlight Capital in its recent high-profile dispute with Apple Inc., which resulted in victory for Greenlight after it filed suit to force Apple to “unbundle” several shareholder proposals.  Victories for Greenlight in an insider dealing enforcement proceeding by the U.K. FSA and on behalf of a prominent hedge fund in a defamation case decided on free speech grounds are also highlighted.

Asaro, a former assistant U.S. attorney from the EDNY and an enforcement attorney at the SEC, focuses on SEC investigations, white collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and commercial litigation.  Discussing his varied career, he notes, “I had a very long and eventful run at the government during a period where amazing things were happening.  While I’m under 40, I started at Akin with 10 years of experience under my belt.”

To read the full profile, please click here.