SARASOTA, FL – Shumaker has appointed Partner and Litigation and Disputes Regional Service Line Leader, Michael (Mike) S. Taaffe, to serve as Chair of their Financial Services Business Sector, where he will lead the nationwide practice, servicing national clients.
“Mike brings tremendous skill and fierce determination to everything he does, whether for clients or the firm. Under Mike’s leadership, our Financial Services Team continues to grow to meet and exceed the demands of our clients. Mike’s strategic vision for the team is sound and will enhance client service and results,” Shumaker Chairman Tom Dillon said.
Board Certified in Business Litigation, Mike has obtained numerous million-ondollar recoveries in state and federal courts and FINRA arbitrations, tried a landmark case in the securities industry resulting in an award in excess of $10 million, and led the charge in the Robinhood Class-action lawsuit filed by Shumaker.
Mike’s practice focuses on the representation of public and private corporations and their officers, directors, and key employees in a variety of matters, including: restraints of trade, garden leave provisions, unfair competition, employment contracts, partnership separation, and torts, as well as securities-related litigation. Mike regularly practices before state and federal courts, as well as state and federal securities regulators and self-regulatory agencies.
A renowned national litigator, Mike is called upon on a regular basis to comment in many national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Registered Representative, Fundfire, Reuters, Forbes, and other industry periodicals.
Founded in 1925, the Shumaker team of more than 270 lawyers and advisors is a premier provider of legal and legislative solutions, focused on being a positive and impactful difference maker for our clients and in the communities we serve.