Michael C. Ledley represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including insurance and reinsurance litigation and arbitration, securities and derivatives litigation, and bankruptcy. Mr. Ledley has broad experience in federal bench and jury trials and arbitrations, and has represented clients in connection with investigations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and FINRA.
Mr. Ledley is currently co-counsel representing Western & Southern Life Insurance and its affiliates asserting federal and state securities law claims in actions against nearly a dozen Wall Street banks to recover losses on investments in residential mortgage-backed securities; co-counsel representing a hedge fund group objecting to the $8.5 billion proposed settlement between Bank of America and Bank of New York Mellon, as trustee for over 500 Countrywide securitization trusts; co-counsel for the Lehman estate in several multi-billion dollar derivatives-related disputes and other ADR proceedings; and co-counsel representing certain AIG companies in two reinsurance litigations arising out of the settlement of asbestos insurance coverage actions.
Mr. Ledley received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2000. He received his B.A. degree in Philosophy from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects.
Mr. Ledley’s experience includes:
Formerly with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (2001-2010)