Michael A. Cabin

Mr. Cabin is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

He represents clients, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, in all stages of complex civil disputes, from pre-suit negotiation through trial and appeal. 

His experience spans a wide range of industries and matters, with particular depth in financial services (including securities and deal litigation, shareholder class actions and derivative disputes, and regulatory matters), media (representing media conglomerates, magazine and textbook publishers, film studios and television companies in defamation lawsuits, contract disputes, and intellectual-property litigation), insurance (representing both insurers and claimants in coverage disputes regarding a host of subject matters), and employment matters in a range of industries (including trade-secret disputes and restrictive-covenant litigation).  

Mr. Cabin has prevailed at trial and in dispositive motion practice in state and federal trial courts, and has successfully prosecuted appeals in state and federal appellate courts.  He has arbitrated disputes in a variety of forums.  

Before joining the firm, Mr. Cabin was an associate in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York. 

He clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Mr. Cabin received his law degree (J.D.) from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar as well as a Notes Editor of the Columbia Law Review.  Mr. Cabin received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) cum laude from the University of Rochester.

Mr. Cabin was selected by Super Lawyers as a rising star in 2019 and 2018. 1


  • 1. Selection to the Super Lawyers list is not subject to, nor does it indicate approval by, the courts to which Mr. Cabin is admitted to practice.The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the methodology can be found at the Super Lawyers website

Contact Information



(212) 404-8743


Practice Areas: 


Columbia University (J.D.) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and James Kent Scholar
University of Rochester (B.A.) Cum Laude


New York