We stand in solidarity with the Black community and the peaceful protestors who stand up for civil rights in the name of all those who have died inhumanly at the hands of senseless brutality.

Our continued and unrelenting violent mistreatment of our fellow Americans because of the color of their skin—to deny their most basic civil liberties and human dignity—to make our fellow Americans unsafe and unwelcome in their own country—is a national disgrace.

To be a true American patriot and a lawyer today is to stand up for those that are unrelentingly victimized, oppressed, and murdered, and ensure that their voices are heard and they are protected now.

To stand silently on the sidelines at this moment in our history, is to be complicit.

We the people, indeed.

#blacklivesmatter #blm

Michael Popok

Michael is a renowned national trial attorney and strategist, having successfully tried over 40 civil and federal criminal and international cases in his career, including in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami.  A founding partner Zumpano Patricios & Popok located…

Michael is a renowned national trial attorney and strategist, having successfully tried over 40 civil and federal criminal and international cases in his career, including in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami.  A founding partner Zumpano Patricios & Popok located in the heart of  New York, Michael and his team represent plaintiffs and defendants across the country in high-profile matters, including those focused in the areas of financial services, hospitality and retail, sports and sports gaming, employment including #metoo cases, construction and real estate, and general business disputes.  In addition, Michael draws on his being the most recent global head of litigation and employment matters for a publicly-traded Wall Street diversified financial services firm, to advise business clients as their outside general counsel. While in-house, Michael built and led a team of trial lawyers who tried 21 cases in a span of just 4 years, a feat very few lawyers can lay claim to.