Michael Shortnacy focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on defense of consumer protection actions, including private consumer class actions. He litigates before state and federal courts in matters involving claims of unfair competition, false and deceptive advertising and other violations of consumer laws. Additionally, he counsels clients in all aspects of electronic discovery in litigation and civil investigations, including advising clients as to compliance with state and federal discovery obligations. He also works with clients to develop an electronic discovery response strategy, with particular emphasis on the methods and costs of electronic discovery. Mr. Shortnacy manages all manner of complex electronic discovery projects, including foreign language review projects, document and database collections, processing, review, production, and arguing and defending claims of spoliation.
Mr. Shortnacy also has substantial experience in white collar criminal defense matters. He has represented corporate clients, special committees and boards of directors in internal investigations, as well as defended entities and individuals in federal and state grand jury investigations and proceedings related to securities and other fraud allegations.
Mr. Shortnacy advises clients across a variety of industries, including automobile and retail product manufacturers, software solutions providers and financial services companies.
Mr. Shortnacy is a member of Loeb & Loeb’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and is active in the firm’s LGBT Affinity Group. He is also actively involved in pro bono litigation and represents clients in asylum and withholding from removal proceedings in United States Immigration Court.