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Michael Croghan litigates complex commercial matters and advises businesses on privacy-related issues.

As a trial lawyer, Michael litigates commercial matters and disputes arising from cybersecurity incidents on behalf of businesses and individuals. With experience both prosecuting and defending claims, Michael helps clients evaluate the strength of their legal position at the outset in order to tailor a strategy that meets their objectives.

Michael has represented businesses across a broad range of industries and sectors, including technology, professional services, and private equity. His individual clients include privately-held business owners, board directors, and executive-level business managers. The foundation of Michael’s litigation practice includes cases involving contract disputes, fraud (including financial fraud and fraudulent inducement), interference with economic relationships, restrictive covenants (including non-compete, non-solicit, confidentiality, and emergency injunctive relief), director and officer liability, data breach, and wire fraud.

Michael also advises technology clients on domestic and cross-border data privacy issues, including application of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the legal responsibilities of businesses handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI). Michael keeps current and has spoken at length on the rapidly-evolving legal and regulatory landscape in cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Michael listens closely to clients so that he can understand their needs and communicate their legal options effectively. Above all, he ensures that clients remain fully informed throughout the process and that their objectives are always prioritized.


B.A., cum laude, Saint Louis University-Main Campus, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2010, Accounting & Economics
J.D., Washington University in St Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2013


Illinois State Bar Association

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
  • Evidentiary Foundations in the Digital Age,” Chicago Bar Association Trial Practice Committee, Co-presenter, February 19, 2019