Michael Madigan is of counsel in Quinn Emanuel's Los Angeles office. He joined the firm in 2007. Michael practices high-stakes complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on structured finance, antitrust, commercial disputes, mass torts, and class action litigation. Michael has practiced in state and federal courts throughout the country at both the trial and appellate levels. He has also negotiated numerous favorable settlements through private mediation. Michael has managed pre-trial discovery and motion practice in large complex cases, and has been on trial teams recovering favorable jury awards in such cases.
Prior to earning his law degree from the University of California-Los Angeles, Michael earned undergraduate degrees in Economics and History from the University of Virginia, and worked for three years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he conducted econometric analysis of antitrust and consumer protection issues.
- Pacific Gas and Electric Company
- PG&E Corporation
- San Diego Gas & Electric Company
- Sempra Energy
- ResCap Liquidating Trust
- TrueBlue, Inc.
- Represented two of the largest electric utilities in the country in defense of billions of dollars in wildfire claims.
- Represented class of plaintiffs in recovery of approximately $1.9 billion in highly-publicized settlement of the credit default swap antitrust litigation.
- Represented bankruptcy estate of mortgage securitization company in recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars from mortgage originators.
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Virginia
(B.A., Economics and History, minor in Spanish, 2001)
- The State Bar of California
- The District of Columbia Bar
- United States Court of Appeals:
- Fourth Circuit
- Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court:
- Central District of California
- Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office:
- Law Clerk, Hard Core Gang Division, 2005
- Law Clerk, Major Crimes Division, 2006
- Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor of Law