Michael Licker

Associate - Boston

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Michael is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Michael served as a law clerk to the Hon. James E. Duggan of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. During law school, he worked as a law clerk for Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C., the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Honorable Paul Higginbotham of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. 


  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Syracuse University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006

Representative Experience

  • Represented publicly-traded company in insider trading investigation.
  • Represented publicly-traded company in internal investigation regarding accounting practices.
  • Represented former executive of publicly-traded company in government investigation regarding accounting practices.
  • Represented Chartered Financial Analysts in disciplinary investigation by industry group.
  • Represented investment adviser in defense of class action suit regarding investment in online gaming companies.
  • Represented issuer of residential mortgage backed securities in lawsuit under Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act.
  • Represented and presented oral argument on behalf of victim of domestic violence in appeal before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
  • Successfully represented a national accounting firm in New Hampshire state court action.
  • Successfully assisted victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusive partners.
  • Successfully assisted victim of domestic violence obtain immigration relief.
  • Kenneth S. Leonetti and Michael J. Licker, Venue Transfer in Houghton Mifflin, Patriot Coal and Qualteq: The New Norm or Aberration?, ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (July 2013)
  • Kenneth S. Leonetti and Michael J. Licker, Jurisdiction and Venue Considerations in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation After Stern v. Marshall, MCLE New England Bankruptcy Law Conference 2012 (November 2012)
  • Andrew Schwartz and Michael J. Licker, Avoidance Actions After Stern v. Marshall, ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference (July 2012)


  • 2013 Super Lawyers Massachusetts Rising Star


  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Council, Co-Chair
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
    • New Lawyers Section Liaison to the Litigation Section
    • New Lawyers Section Social Committee Co-Chair
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Great Boston, Mentor
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts