Michael Willes, an experienced trial attorney, has joined the Litigation Department at Tonkon Torp LLP.
Mr. Willes has represented companies in a broad range of business matters, including contract disputes, securities litigation, and class actions. In addition to civil litigation, Michael has assisted clients with regulatory issues and criminal investigations.
Prior to joining Tonkon Torp, Mr. Willes practiced in the litigation department at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for four years. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Alexander Hamilton Fellow, and Managing Editor of The Columbia Business Law Review. While a law student, he held an externship with Judge Michael W. Mosman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.
Before attending law school, Mr. Willes was an analyst at economics consulting firm Analysis Group, Inc. There he performed financial and statistical analyses in support of expert witnesses whose reports and trial exhibits were used at trial. While earning his undergraduate degree in economics and Spanish, Michael interned at the U.S. embassys economics section in Madrid.Submitted on Nov 12, 2014
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