Michael A. Kleinman

Michael A. Kleinman

  • Associate
  • Litigation
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8476
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Michael A. Kleinman is a litigation associate resident in Fried Frank's New York office.

Mr. Kleinman has extensive experience representing corporations, boards of directors, financial advisors, investment banks, and private equity firms in connection with complex commercial, securities and derivative, and intellectual property litigation. He also routinely advises clients on issues relating to cybersecurity and data privacy risk.

Mr. Kleinman regularly represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in a wide-array of litigations arising out of public and private transactional matters, including disputes over corporate governance and fiduciary duties, as well as in post-closing disputes.

As a member of Fried Frank's Cybersecurity practice, Mr. Kleinman represents clients in numerous cases arising out of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and other alleged unauthorized uses of licensed data and technology. He also advises clients in transactional matters on issues related to cybersecurity and data privacy risk.

In addition to his private practice, Mr. Kleinman devotes himself to an active pro bono practice representing clients in a range of matters, including indigent criminal defendants in federal criminal prosecutions through the Criminal Justice Act for the Southern District of New York. 

Professional Associations

Member, Federal Bar Counsel
Board Member, New Leadership Program, The Legal Aid Society


Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Kleinman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2010.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York; US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD – 2009
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Cardozo Law Review
Tufts University, BA – 2004
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