Michael S. Poulos

Partner in Charge of Firm Strategy
McDermott Will & Emery

Michael S. Poulos concentrates his practice on complex litigation relating to consumer fraud, securities, insurance and professional malpractice litigation, as well as various forms of governmental investigations by the SEC, US Attorney’s office and other agencies. He is experienced representing clients from Fortune 500 companies to small closely held corporations.

Michael has substantial first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has obtained favorable trial verdicts in complex securities class action cases, as well as acted as lead trial counsel in the multi-million “tax shelter” litigation brought against one of the largest accounting firms, and coordinated the defense of civil actions filed by taxpayers throughout the United States.

Michael also serves as Partner in Charge of the Firm Strategy. In that capacity, Michael works with the Firm’s practice group leaders, sector leaders and geography leaders in the creation and implementation of the Firm’s strategic initiatives and growth. Michael also is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Management Committee. Prior to joining the Firm, he was the co-managing partner, Americas, for a large international law firm.