Brian R. Michael, partner in Morrison Foerster's Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Defense Groups, has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal for 2023. The annual ranking honors the top law professionals in the Los Angeles region for their ongoing efforts as outstanding legal stewards within the business community.

Brian draws upon his more than two decades of high-profile experience as an in-house leader, in private practice, and as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and the Central District of California to represent entities and individuals in high-profile, high-stakes white-collar criminal cases, internal investigations, securities and regulatory enforcement matters, complex litigation, and trials. Brian's practice also focuses on providing crisis management and compliance counseling on a range of sensitive issues, including on anti-corruption, cybersecurity, fintech, trade sanctions, and workplace conduct matters. Brian has extensive experience leading global risk assessments and helps companies design and implement effective compliance programs.

Brian has previously been recognized as one of the Top White-Collar Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal in 2022 and named as a Best Lawyer for Criminal Defense: White-Collar by Best Lawyers USA.

This year's award winners were honored at an in-person awards dinner on May 18, and all honorees are showcased in the May 22 edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal.