Michael C. Wagner



Michael C. Wagner is a Partner in the Delaware office of Labaton Sucharow LLP. Michael focuses on representing shareholders in corporate governance and transactional matters, including class action and derivative litigation.

He has successfully prosecuted cases against Dole, Versum Materials, Arthrocare, and Genetech, among others.

Michael is recommended by The Legal 500 and has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in America.

Previously, Michael was a Partner at Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins, LLP and at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. As a litigator for more than 25 years, he has prosecuted a wide variety of matters for investors, in Delaware and in other jurisdictions across the country, at both the trial and appellate levels. He has previously represented investment banks, venture capital funds, and hedge fund managers as well as Fortune 500 companies.

His pro bono work includes guardianship and PFA matters.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served as Associate Editor before becoming Lead Executive Editor for the Journal of Law and Commerce. Michael received his bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College.


1996, Pennsylvania
2022, Delaware

U.S. Court of Appeals
1999, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court
1996, Western District of Pennsylvania
1998, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000, District of Colorado