Biography

Michael Sochynsky is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation department. Mr. Sochynsky's practice focuses on consumer class actions and false advertising disputes between competitors. He has also represented clients in connection with internal investigations.

From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Sochynsky served as a law clerk to the Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to his clerkship, he was an associate at a large New York law firm.   

Mr. Sochynsky is a regular contributor to the Firm's food, drug, and cosmetic false advertising blog, Misbranded.

Representative Matters

Representing leading consumer products manufacturer in consumer class action challenging labeling of hair care products.

Representing global medical device company in false advertising dispute against competitor.

Successfully represented leading beverage company in multiple putative consumer class actions challenging brand name of flagship product. Obtained early dismissals, which were affirmed by both the Second and Ninth Circuits.    

Successfully represented leading confections company in putative consumer class action challenging label statements on a chocolate product. 

Represented leading consumer packaged goods company against Lanham Act false advertising claims asserted by a competitor, resulting in favorable settlement.

Represented global healthcare company in connection with an internal investigation concerning potential compliance violations.

Pro Bono

Representing an abortion provider in constitutional challenge to several Oklahoma laws that restrict access to abortion.

Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
Publications