Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Michael McGovern is co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s global government enforcement group, concentrating his practice in the areas of white-collar criminal defence and complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on investigations and prosecutions by the US Department of Justice of alleged violations of the federal antitrust laws, the federal securities laws (including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and various healthcare laws and regulations (including the False Claims Act). Michael has over 25 years of experience representing domestic and multinational corporations and partnerships, board committees, and their officers, directors and other executives in complex criminal and civil investigations and litigation. Michael is also an accomplished criminal trial lawyer and has successfully defended clients in a wide variety of high-profile and sensitive matters. Michael is listed in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers – New York, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Michael served for over seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he held supervisory positions in both the organised crime and terrorism unit and the general crimes unit.