Michael W. Holt’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal enforcement and regulatory matters as well as complex commercial litigation.

Michael has significant experience representing international and domestic clients in government investigations and enforcement matters involving various authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the New York Attorney General’s Office. He also represents clients in related class action lawsuits and other complex litigation.

Michael joined the firm in 2010.

Selected Activities

  • Member, Federal Bar Council
  • Managing Editor, The Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, Georgetown University Law Center



Acquittal of Former UBS Trader Signals Potential Challenges for Government’s Anti-Spoofing Initiative,” co-author, Cleary Enforcement Watch Blog, April 30, 2018 

 Shift in Policy on Guidance Documents Suggests Change in DOJ Attitude Towards FCA Enforcement,” co-author, Cleary Enforcement Watch Blog, March 15, 2018

Implied Certification under the False Claims Act,” co-author with Gregory Klass, Public Contract Law Journal (Fall 2011).