Michael Handler


Michael Handler is a Director with our In-House Practice Group and is based in our New York office. He specializes in the recruitment of general counsel, chief compliance officers and other senior attorneys for corporate legal departments as well as not-for-profit organizations and governmental units.

Michael resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. When he is not at work, you might find him sweating through a hot yoga class, training for and participating in obstacle course races, or trying to enjoy quality family time while simultaneously following his kids from one extracurricular activity to another.

Michael joined Major, Lindsey & Africa with 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He previously worked as a claims trader with Liquidity Solutions Inc., where he specialized in the purchase of distressed debt in bankruptcy cases. He began his career as an associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in the firm’s Business Reorganization and Restructuring Department, where he predominantly represented debtors in connection with all aspects of their chapter 11 cases.

He then practiced with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where he mainly represented creditor clients in all facets of chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy cases as well as chapter 15 cross-border insolvency cases.