Michael Schultz is a Managing Director at Ankura based in New York, where he utilizes his diverse government and private sector experience to deliver compliance, independent monitoring, and integrity oversight services.
For more than 13 years, Mike has advised both public and private sector clients on high-profile matters, including complex investigations and litigations, regulatory compliance matters, and government enforcement actions. He has been at the forefront of the development and implementation of groundbreaking government initiatives related to public safety.
Before joining Ankura, Mike served as a member of the New Jersey Attorney General’s executive staff, where he was responsible for managing the state’s high-priority litigations and enforcement actions, including those brought by the New Jersey Attorney General on behalf of the Department of Labor, the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Bureau of Securities, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and other agencies. Mike was also responsible for conducting, managing, and overseeing investigations into alleged violations of various statutes, regulations, and ethical rules, including violations of the False Claims Act and government procurement laws, with the objective of identifying and mitigating potential fraud, waste, and abuse.
Additionally, Mike advised the New Jersey Governor’s Office and the Governor’s cabinet on a wide range of legal and policy matters, and developed and implemented significant government initiatives involving complex regulatory schemes. He managed various regulatory agencies in New Jersey, including the Division of Consumer Affairs, the Bureau of Securities, the Division of Gaming Enforcement, the Division of Alcohol Beverage Control, the Racing Commission, and the State Athletic Control Board.
Mike also has experience in the private sector, including as a partner at a law firm. There, he represented financial institutions and other business entities in complex litigation and government enforcement actions, provided compliance and regulatory-related guidance, and engaged in settlement negotiations on matters involving fraud, breach of contract, and other business disputes.
Mike’s professional experience includes the following:
Mike received a BS from Vanderbilt University and a JD from the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. While there, he was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review.