Michael LiikAssociate Attorney
Michael Liik is an associate attorney representing investor and employee clients in arbitration, litigation, mediation as well as regulatory matters at Malecki Law. Mr. Liik helps investors recover losses from securities fraud and related claims, as well as works to resolve employment issues that arise for FINRA licensed professionals at registered broker-dealers. Mr. Liik possesses a sophisticated institutional knowledge of the securities industry, its products, customers and professionals from the various positions he has held at broker-dealers, asset managers, and investment banks. Mr. Liik brings a wealth of hands-on securities experience to all the cases he works on.
Before joining the Malecki Law investment attorneys team, Mr. Liik provided counsel to an international investment bank’s global markets group. There he updated a top international financial institution about its evolving federal, state and regulatory requirements. Mr. Liik has worked for some of the world’s largest asset managers in the distribution of 1940 Act products. While working in the distribution of financial products, Mr. Liik worked closely with financial intermediaries in wirehouse broker-dealers, independent broker-dealers and registered investment advisors (RIA).
Mr. Liik understands the business from the inside out, having held FINRA Series 7 & 63 securities licenses. He has co-managed Independent Broker/Dealer relationships, been responsible for managing the distribution of exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds, as well as managed the creation of marketing materials and worked to obtain regulatory approvals. Mr. Liik also represented investment firms as a spokesperson at conferences and other sponsored events to educate brokers and investors alike. In his securities industry roles, he interfaced with various industry service providers including: Fund Custodians, Fund Administrators, Index Providers, Portfolio Management Systems, Distributors, Lead Market Makers, and Listing Exchanges.
Mr. Liik graduated cum laude, from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York. While in law school Mr. Liik expanded his already in-depth knowledge of the securities industry, learning the litigation and arbitration aspects of securities law by interning at John Jay Legal Services, Investor Rights Clinic, where he represented investors in FINRA arbitration and mediation.
J.D., Pace University School of Law, Cum Laude
At Pace, Mr. Liik was both a Merit and Pro Bono Scholar, as well as the Vice President of the Academic Honor Board.
B.A., Franklin Pierce University, Political Science
A Deans List academic at Franklin Pearce, Mr. Liik Received the Global Citizenship Certificate, as well as was a member of the University Judicial Board, a Civic Scholar and active member of the Finance Club.
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)
New York City Bar Association