MICHAEL G. BONGIORNO is a partner at WilmerHale. He concentrates his practice on securities litigation, securities enforcement and commercial litigation. He defends numerous domestic and foreign public companies and their officers and directors in federal and state securities class action and derivative litigation, investigations, and government enforcement proceedings including derivative demands and lawsuits, class actions and merger cases, as well as in general trial court commercial disputes. Mr. Bongiorno has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, in jury and jury-waived trials, and in civil and criminal matters. Mr. Bongiorno has extensive experience handling securities regulatory and enforcement matters, including matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, FINRA and various federal and state agencies. Successful matters include the dismissals of a wide variety of shareholder litigation throughout the country and elsewhere, as well as various substantial trial successes in federal and state court, including the successful defense of a company and its officers at trial of fraud and breach of contract claims in 2012, the successful five-week trial in 2013 in Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York regarding fiduciary duty claims arising out of a related-party transaction (resulting in an extraordinarily favorable settlement), and the successful defense at a federal trial, on appeal, and certiorari to the US Supreme Court in a dispute involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty against an investment company.