As the Chair of Waller's Banking and Investments Team, Michael Harmon routinely represents financial institutions, as well as healthcare companies, small businesses, and investors. Michael's clients describe him as a strategic, focused advocate who is always thinking many steps ahead. Clients value his understanding of their business objectives as he develops effective strategies for every dispute.
Banks, bank holding companies, broker-dealers and other financial services clients rely on Michael to guide them through disputes, including litigation related to interest rate swaps and derivatives. He defends financial services clients against allegations of fraud as well as complaints brought before regulators. Michael has earned a reputation for getting results in matters involving technical financial products and complex contractual relationships. He has successfully represented banks and other financial institutions in trial, through evidentiary hearings in arbitration, and before regulatory bodies. For example, Michael represented a group of five banks in a dispute with the lead bank of a syndicated credit facility. After a two-week evidentiary hearing, arbitrators in the dispute held that the Waller clients had no liability in the matter.
In addition to his extensive financial services experience, Michael represents healthcare, real estate, and manufacturing clients in disputes ranging from investor lawsuits to leasing litigation. Michael represents businesses and partnerships in breach of contract disputes, partnership disputes, disputes concerning non-competes, and other disputes that impact the bottom line.
Represented two physician emergency groups in recovering lost compensation from an HMO for services performed out of network.
Defended a bank holding company in a $2 million lawsuit brought by an art dealer claiming the bank was responsible for an embezzlement by the dealer's bookkeeper.
Obtained dismissal of claims against Regions Bank that cited banking discrimination when Regions refused to cash checks drawn off of a potentially vulnerable customer.
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