Michael Pendell ’07 was recently promoted by his firm Motley Rice, where he represents
people and institutions affected by corporate wrongdoing, including
representing whistleblowers, as well as people harmed by tobacco. He has also
represented pension fund trustees and other institutional investors in
securities, consumer fraud and other complex class actions.
currently serves as trial counsel in the Engle-progeny litigation
in Florida for smokers and families of deceased smokers against tobacco
manufacturers, in addition to representing women in transvaginal mesh
played a central role on the litigation team that obtained an arbitration award
in a case involving secondary liability for an investment advisor’s conduct
under the Uniform Securities Act.
has represented whistleblowers in multiple cases involving the False Claims
Act, including litigation filed against Afognak Native Corp., alleging
regulatory violations related to the Small Business Administration.
graduate of Emerson College, he served as a legal intern for the Honorable
Randolph F. Treece of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New
York, and as a law clerk for the Major Felony Unit of the Albany County
District Attorney’s Office.
Albany Law he was the executive editor for the New York State Bar
Association Government Law & Policy Journal, the issue that focused on eminent
domain, senior editor for the Albany
Law Review, and a member of the rugby team.