Michael G. Capeci

Michael G. Capeci



Michael Capeci is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s Melville office. His practice focuses on prosecuting complex securities and breach of fiduciary duty class actions, as well as shareholder derivative lawsuits. 

Throughout his tenure with the Firm, Michael has played an integral role in cases such as: Carpenters Pension Trust Fund of St. Louis v. Barclays PLCCity of Pontiac General Employees’ Retirement System v. Lockheed Martin CorporationPlumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 630 Pension-Annuity Trust Fund v. Arbitron Inc.Billhofer v. Flamel Technologies, S.A.In re Virgin Media Inc. Shareholders Litigation; and Allen v. El Paso Pipeline GP Company, L.L.C. Most recently, he was on the litigation team responsible for recovering $50 million in litigation against BHP Billiton, an Australian-based mining company accused of failing to disclose significant safety problems at the Fundão iron-ore dam, in Brazil.   

Michael has been recognized for his legal work and has been named a Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for the New York Metro area for the past five consecutive years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law. During law school, Michael served as a Notes and Comments editor for Volume 38 of the Hofstra Law Review and published his student note, entitled SEC Rule 10b5-2: A Call for Revitalizing the Commission’s Efforts in the War on Insider Trading (37 Hofstra L. Rev. 805 (2009)). He also worked as an intern in the chambers of the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and worked as a summer associate for the Firm. 


  • Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2014-2018

Practice Areas


  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
  • Villanova University, B.S., 2007


  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado

Notable Cases


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, New York Bar Association
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