Michael Kraut


Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

For almost 25 years, Michael S. Kraut has represented banks and other financial institutions in defense of large high-risk, high-profile complex securities and commercial class actions and other litigation involving securitization issues and breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and consumer protection claims. Michael also defends clients in government enforcement actions and counsels clients on sensitive internal investigations and a range of regulatory and compliance issues.

Michael is rated for Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA, which describes him as “extraordinarily strategic and thoughtful in protecting his clients’ interests” and notes that “he’s a great advocate – he has great intelligence and is very skilled.” The Legal 500 describes Michael as “creative, thoughtful, and knowledgeable” and recognizes that he is noted for his “knowledge of changing trustee practices based on industry developments and case law evolution.”

Michael is a deputy practice group leader for Morgan Lewis’ litigation practice, co-leads the firm’s banking industry team, and is a member of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.