Michael  Albert

Michael Albert


The Firm’s human capital, resources and long-term focus facilitates superior outcomes for our institutional investor clients and class members.


Michael Albert is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office, where his practice focuses on complex securities litigation. Michael is a member of the Firm’s Lead Plaintiff Advisory Team, which advises institutional investors in connection with lead plaintiff motions, and assists them in securing appointment as lead plaintiff. 

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

Michael has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Leading Litigator in America and a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer by Lawdragon, and has been included in the 500 X - The Next Generation Lawdragon guide. During law school, he was Managing Board Member of the Virginia Tax Review, and 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.


  • 500 X - The Next Generation, Lawdragon, 2023-2024
  • Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer, Lawdragon, 2024
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020-2024
  • Leading Litigator in America, Lawdragon, 2024

Practice Areas


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 2010


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

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