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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Litigation


Michael A. Asaro is co-head of Akin Gump’s white collar defense and global investigations practice group. He focuses on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigations, white-collar criminal defense, corporate internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Asaro has extensive litigation and investigatory experience involving matters arising under the federal securities laws, including insider trading, market manipulation, accounting irregularities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and broker-dealer and investment advisor regulation.

To learn more about Mr. Asaro, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/michael-a-asaro.html


Served for five years as a federal prosecutor and four years as an enforcement attorney at the SEC.


J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, editor-in-chief, Brooklyn Journal of International Law. B.S., Boston University.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s white-collar defense and government investigations department acts for financial institutions, broker-dealers and private investment funds, as well as senior executives. It has particular experience in securities and commodities matters, and in investigations and enforcement issues. Washington DC’s Charles Connolly is a name to note for financial fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters, corruption and anti-money laundering; he heads the team alongside Michael Asaro and James J Benjamin, Jr. Ian McGinley joined from the US Attorney’s Office for the SDNY in September 2021, whilst Doug Maynard left for an in-house role at GTT Communications. Attorneys are based in New York unless otherwise stated.