SARASOTA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Michael V. Colvin has joined the firm as a member of the Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration team. For more than 15 years, Michael served as vice president and counsel for Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management Division in New York.

Michael V. Colvin is a member of a team of Shumaker attorneys who represent large financial institutions and high net-worth individuals in securities litigation and violations of contractual covenants. His practice primarily focuses on employment related matters and litigation.

While at Morgan Stanley, Michael served as co-head of the Recruitment Litigation and Advisory unit with responsibility for half of the firm’s regions and over 350 field branches. Michael educated field and regional management on best practices in a variety of employment related matters including financial advisor recruitment, onboarding, and drafting and negotiating complex recruit deal agreements. In addition, he advised on constantly evolving national strategy; drafted guidelines, contracts, policies and procedures for effective and compliant intra-firm competition; employee onboarding; marketing and risk analysis.

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As a litigator and advisor, Michael has personally supervised, managed, and resolved employment and recruiting litigation from inception to final hearing in FINRA, AAA and federal and state courts. His litigation experience has focused on prosecuting and defending claims of violation of restrictive covenants, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Michael has handled a broad range of legal disputes in the financial services sector, including employment discrimination claims under ADA, ADEA, NJLAD, Title VII, and wage and hour regulations. He served as primary advisor to financial services clients and other corporate clients in contested matters involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, raiding issues, trade secrets, copyright infringement, the UCC and OSHA violations.

Michael received his J.D. from New York Law School, and his B.A. in political science from Lehigh University. In 2017, Michael was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Court Pro Bono Association.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is a full-service law firm with more than 265 lawyers and seven offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services.  Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.