Michael Gaines

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Michael Gaines is an associate in Block & Leviton’s securities litigation practice.

Before joining Block & Leviton, Michael served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Louis Guirola, Jr. (2018-2020) and the Honorable John C. Gargiulo (2016-2018), both in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  During law school, Michael was elected Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, served as Invitational Brief Grading Chair of the Moot Court Board, and served as a Senior Fellow for the international LLM student Legal Research and Writing course.  He was also a summer associate at Proskauer Rose LLP.

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Publications & Speaking Engagements »

  • Adrift at Sea in Search of the Proper Scope of the Penhallow Rule: D’Amico Dry Ltd. v. Primera Maritime (Hellas) Ltd., 39 Tul. Mar. L.J. 749 (2015)

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Clerkship »

  • Hon. Louis Guirola, Jr. (2018 - 2020), United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • Hon. John C. Gargiulo (2016 - 2018), United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi


  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., History

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts