Areas of Practice
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011, Moot Court Honor Society, Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2007, Aitchison Public Service Fellowship
Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Michael G. Scavelli

1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036
TEL: +1 212 378 7538
FAX: +1 212 506 3950

Michael Scavelli focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation, internal/government investigations, and white-collar criminal defense. He brings a diversity of substantive experience to each of his representations, along with strong project management skills and eDiscovery savvy.

Mr. Scavelli has significant experience handling high-stakes, complex litigations, including assisting clients facing concurrent regulatory and civil proceedings. In commercial litigation matters, Mr. Scavelli practices in both state and federal courts, representing clients in securities litigation, derivative litigation, and contractual disputes. In white-collar matters, Mr. Scavelli represents both corporations and individuals in a range of contexts, including internal investigations and criminal/regulatory proceedings at both the state and federal level.  

During law school, Mr. Scavelli served as a legal intern in the Narcotics and Immigration Units of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and in the chambers of the Hon. Colleen McMahon in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Before law school, Mr. Scavelli worked as a research associate in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Representative Matters

  • Represented large financial services company in internal investigation and ensuing litigation with the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented large financial services company in private, securities fraud litigations relating to mortgage-backed securities
  • Represented currency trader in DOJ antitrust investigation
  • Performed tax-related internal investigation for a family-owned business
  • Represented corporate executive in numerous securities, class action, and derivative proceedings in state and federal court

Selected Publications

  • Modern Election Law, 4 ed.
    2016, Menands, New York : New York Legal Publishing Corp.