Michael A. Kleinman is a litigation special counsel 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.
2020-2021 — the hits just keep on coming. It started with a proliferation in ransomware attacks, featuring encryption, double extortion, and more. Then, a warning to victims and their advisors from the Department of Treasury’s Office of F...