Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP Adds Mike Bloch as Counsel

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Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP
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January 8, 2019
Michael Bloch. Credit: Sylvie Rosokoff

NEW YORK, NY, January 7, 2019 – Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP today announced the addition of Mike Bloch as Counsel. Bloch comes to the firm as an extremely practiced and credentialed trial lawyer who has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country in areas of criminal defense, commercial litigation and legal malpractice defense. He is an experienced litigator who has handled numerous complex matters, most recently as a Supervising Attorney at Bronx Defenders.

“I am thrilled to re-enter private practice at Kaplan Hecker & Fink,” said Bloch. “The exceptional lawyers at the firm have quickly built a top-tier litigation boutique that takes on the most important and critical matters while working to uphold the rights and protections the law provides to all.”

During his seven years at Bronx Defenders, an organization that defends low-income Bronx residents in criminal, civil, family and immigration cases, Bloch handled and oversaw a wide range of complex matters in their Criminal Defense Practice. He served as lead and co-counsel on more than a dozen serious felony matters that resulted in an acquittal or dismissal.  Before Bronx Defenders, Bloch worked at Williams & Connolly where he was a litigation associate.

“We are proud to welcome Mike to our growing team,” said Kaplan Hecker & Fink Founding Partner Robbie Kaplan. “He brings deep expertise in criminal defense and litigation, having been a tireless advocate for his clients at Bronx Defenders and in private practice before that. Our clients will benefit from Mike’s significant trial experience, where his stellar track record of success speaks for itself. Moreover, Mike shares our firm’s commitment to advancing public good through the law.”

Sean Hecker, Partner at Kaplan Hecker & Fink, added: “Mike will be a highly valuable addition to our team, which now boasts three former public defenders, a former prosecutor, and numerous experienced trial lawyers. We all look forward to working with Mike as we help clients manage their most high-stakes legal challenges.”

Bloch earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2005. He has served as a clerk for both Chief Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and Judge Diane P. Wood on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.

About Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP

Founded in July 2017 by renowned litigator Roberta Kaplan, Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP has quickly emerged as one of the most formidable litigation boutiques in the country, fusing high-stakes commercial litigation with a groundbreaking public interest practice. Clients trust Kaplan Hecker & Fink with some of their most pressing challenges, from white collar criminal defense, to complex appellate litigation, to business disputes, and Titles VII and IX matters. Kaplan Hecker & Fink’s team of New York-based litigators share a mission to provide the highest level of client service, advocacy, and advice while maintaining a deep commitment to the principles of integrity, fairness, and justice.

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