Michelle J. Annunziata

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Litigation & Enforcement, Transactional Liability Insurance

Visión general

Michelle Annunziata is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York Office whose practice focuses on federal securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, financial services litigation, and other complex commercial matters. Michelle represents issuers, directors and officers, from a variety of industries, in federal securities class actions and in derivative actions in state and federal courts across the country. She represents global financial institutions in a broad range of civil matters, as well as in connection with cross-border internal and government investigations, including DOJ, CFTC, SEC and IRS investigations. In addition, Michelle is a member of the Firm’s insurance industry litigation group with experience representing insurers and underwriters in connection with claims investigations and disputes relating to representation and warranty insurance policies. Michelle was named a 2014 "New York Metro Rising Star" in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers.

Michelle joined Mayer Brown's New York office in 2003.


  • Zillow Group, Inc. Securities Class Action and Shareholder Derivative Actions US District Court, Western District of Washington: Represent Zillow and certain of its directors and officers in a federal securities class action and related federal and state derivative actions in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Shareholder plaintiffs allege that our clients made materially false statements about Zillow’s co-marketing program in a series of SEC filings and public statements.
  • In re BGC Partners Inc. Derivative Litigation, Delaware Chancery Court: Represented four members of the board of directors of BGC Partners in a shareholder derivative action in Delaware Chancery Court. Obtained dismissal of three directors at the summary judgment phase, and dismissal of the fourth director after a five-day bench trial.
  • Pujol Moreira, et al. v. Societe Generale, et al., US District Court, Southern District of New York: Won an important dismissal for Societe Generale when, in a case of first impression, a judge in the Southern District of New York ruled that the plaintiffs' claim under the federal Helms-Burton Act is time-barred. The statute creates a private right of action against those who allegedly traffic in property that was confiscated by the Cuban government. The complaint was ultimately dismissed with prejudice.


  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
  • University of Notre Dame, BA


  • Nueva York


  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Fordham Moot Court Board