Michael J. Charlillo

Associate

Michael is an Associate in the Financial Services and Securities Litigation and Business Litigation Practice Groups. He routinely represents broker-dealers, investment advisors, and registered persons in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) involving customer claims of fraud, unsuitability, churning, excessive mark-ups, mismarked trades, and failure to supervise. Michael also represents and advises these clients during investigations and enforcement actions by FINRA involving issues such as compliance with industry regulations regarding disclosure, recordkeeping, licensing, registration, and supervision.

In his business litigation practice, Michael frequently represents businesses in employment disputes, including enforcement of restrictive covenants, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and employment discrimination. He also has significant experience defending a wide range of professional liability matters involving accountants, attorneys, and insurance agents.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • John Carroll University

    (B.A., 2007)

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    (J.D., 2012)

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Experience

  • Represents broker-dealersĀ in FINRA arbitrations and enforcement actions.

Involvement

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Saint Ignatius High School Young Alumni Leadership Club