Jenner & Block

Michael W. Ross is a litigation partner in our Complex Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation groups.  He has broad experience representing clients in significant commercial disputes, particularly those involving complex contracts or securities.

Mr. Ross has experience representing clients in business disputes across an array of substantive legal areas and industries including financial services, media and manufacturing.  His experience includes disputes involving complex commercial contracts, securities law, antitrust, and intellectual property.  Mr. Ross has counseled clients at all stages of the litigation process, from pre-litigation counseling through appeals, as well as arbitration and mediation; he also has significant experience in white collar and investigatory matters.  

Mr. Ross’ recent matters have included representing institutional plaintiffs in claims relating to investments in auction rate securities, a bond issuer in a dispute with an indenture trustee concerning a high-yield note offering, and a major asset manager in a dispute concerning interest-rate swaps.  His work has also included other clients in the financial services arena, such as investment funds, as well as individual and institutional clients in connection with government investigations.

Mr. Ross also has an active pro bono practice and is co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee in New York and a member of the Pro Bono Executive Committee.  In 2014, Mr. Ross was named a "Rising Star" by the New York Law Journal.  In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Super Lawyers selected him as a Metro Area "Rising Star."

Before joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Ross served as a law clerk for the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and for the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He graduated magna cum laude (Order of the Coif) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served on the editorial board of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.  He also holds a degree from the University of Oxford (M.St., 2003), and earned his B.A. cum laude at Yale University in 2002.