Michael  Albert

Michael Albert



Michael Albert is an associate in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office, where his practice focuses on complex securities litigation.

Michael has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars for investors in securities cases, including: City of Pontiac General Employees’ Retirement Systems v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ($160 million recovery), In re LendingClub Securities Litigation ($125 million recovery), and NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund v. Goldman Sachs & Co. ($272 million recovery). Michael was also recently part of the litigation team that obtained an $85 million settlement in a consumer class action against Scotts Miracle-Gro.

In addition to actively litigating cases, Michael is also a member of the Firm’s Lead Plaintiff Advisory Team, which evaluates clients’ exposure to securities fraud, advises them on lead plaintiff motions, and helps secure their appointment as lead plaintiff.

Michael has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he volunteered with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, receiving an award for his pro bono contributions. Michael has continued to take on pro bono work while at the Firm, and has recently received an award from the California Lawyers Association in connection with his successful representation of an indigent client in a child guardianship trial in the Superior Court of California.


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020

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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014

  • Managing Board Member, Virginia Tax Review

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2010


  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California

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