Michael J. Pacelli



Michael Pacelli is a commercial litigator who represents both individuals and corporations in a wide range of legal disputes, including fraud, breach of contract, and consumer protection issues. He has found success in his legal practice through hard work, tenacity, and never taking “no” for an answer.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan, Michael worked his way up from law clerk to legal assistant in a small plaintiffs firm in San Francisco. Michael obtained his Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a Notes Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. Michael also attended the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Political Science and English.

  • Represents Fortune 500 company in antitrust suit against various financial institutions related to purchase of products tied to LIBOR. In re LIBOR-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litig., 11 MD 2262 (S.D.N.Y.).
  • Represents consumer and used car dealer class in suit against Fiat Chrysler and Bosch related to installation of an emissions cheating device in over one hundred thousand EcoDiesel® vehicles. In re: Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, No. 3:17-md-02777 (N.D. Cal.).
  • Represents financial institutions in class action suit against Equifax Inc. and Equifax Information Services LLC related to the Equifax Data Breach. In re: Equifax Inc. Consumer Data Security Breach Litigation, No. 1:17-md-2800 (N.D. Ga.).
  • Represents consumers in class action suit against JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. related to failure to pay interest on funds held in impound accounts tied to certain residential mortgages. In re JPMorgan Chase Escrow Interest Cases, No. 3:18-cv-01873 (N.D. Cal.).
  • Tubman Family Crisis & Support Services
  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Citizenship Workshop
  • Veterans' Legal Clinic
  • Jeremiah Project Pro Bono Legal Clinic 
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2017); Georgetown Law Journal, Notes Editor (2016-2017), Staff Editor (2015-2016)
  • University of California, Berkeley, College of Letters and Science, B.A. in Political Science and in English (2012)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • The Equifax Data Breach Litigation Basics
    Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 19, 2018)


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