Jenner & Block

Michael W. Ross is a litigation partner in the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation Practices.  Mr. Ross represents corporate clients in complex disputes, investigations and regulatory challenges.  He brings a sophisticated understanding of business and good strategic judgment to his client’s most challenging problems.  His practice spans numerous industries and areas of law, with much of his work focusing on financial services, technology and intellectual property. 

Mr. Ross’s diverse practice covers the range of legal challenges that businesses face.  He represents companies in their most demanding cases in industries as diverse as financial services, media, real estate, and aviation.  His practice covers a wide array of legal areas, including commercial contracts, securities law, trade secrets, antitrust, class actions and intellectual property, and he has substantial experience at all stages of the litigation process, from counseling a client before a case is filed through handling an appeal.  Mr. Ross also regularly represents clients in arbitration and mediation.  And a significant portion of his practice is devoted to government and internal investigations.

With a particular focus on financial services, Mr. Ross has handled cases across the industry.  He has represented an array of financial industry clients, including FinTech companies, brokers, investment funds, and consumer finance companies, in addition to representing individual and institutional clients in government and internal investigations.

New York Law Journal named Mr. Ross a "Rising Star" in 2014.  Super Lawyers listed him as a Metro Area "Rising Star" from 2015-2017.  In 2018, he was recognized in the Leaders League’s Litigation & Competition Directory for commercial litigation.  In 2019, he was featured as a New York Law Journal Trailblazer for his leadership role in the firm's FinTech group. 

Mr. Ross also has an active pro bono practice and is co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Mr. Ross is meaningfully engaged in the community, with a dedicated pro bono practice that focuses on immigration matters. He has worked for many years with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and other organizations in cases seeking relief for unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings, and has handled numerous cases for minors seeking asylum or the protections of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). He serves as co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee in New York and a member of the Pro Bono Executive Committee.

Mr. Ross has also devoted substantial time to matters of public interest, including civil rights matters and cases relating to election and campaign finance law. Mr. Ross served as part of a team of Jenner & Block lawyers that assisted the New York State Ready Commission in preparing its recommendations to the governor regarding disaster preparedness following Superstorm Sandy. Mr. Ross also served as part of the team assisting the Special Master appointed by Hon. Jack B. Weinstein to train and monitor gun dealers who were sued by the City of New York.