Michael B. de Leeuw
Michael B. de Leeuw is a partner in Fried Frank's litigation department. Mr. de Leeuw has litigated cases on behalf of corporations, directors and special board committees in a diverse range of areas related to complex financial and business arrangements, including litigation concerning mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, bankruptcy, securities, intellectual property and defamation law. Mr. de Leeuw also regularly advises corporations and their officers and directors on these areas.
Mr. de Leeuw's recent representations include:
- Merck & Co, Inc. in shareholder litigation concerning the company's merger with Schering-Plough.
- Fortress Investment Group in litigation arising out of the Tribune Co. bankruptcy.
- Nationstar Mortgage in litigation relating to the residential mortgage-backed securities market.
- The Innocence Project, Peter Neufeld and Vanessa Potkin in a high-profile defamation suit in federal court in Mississippi.
- Merck & Co, Inc. in shareholder litigation concerning the company's acquisition of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- MAK Capital in litigation arising out of the Champion Homes bankruptcy.
- 68 members of the United States Congress in US Supreme Court case regarding Arizona's immigration law.
- Catalyst Paper Company in a US$20 million US preference action.