Mr. Favro’s practice is focused on securities litigation, complex business disputes, and government investigations. Mr. Favro has extensive experience representing clients in federal securities actions, as well as related shareholder derivative lawsuits in state and federal court. In addition to his securities litigation practice, Mr. Favro has represented clients in a broad range of state and federal civil litigation matters, including mass tort claims, breach of contract actions, complex fraud litigation, and trademark disputes. Mr. Favro also has experience in litigating complex cases in international arbitration disputes.

In Mr. Favro’s government investigations and white collar defense practice, he has represented clients in investigations being conducted by the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Food & Drug Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Department of Justice, particularly in investigations concerning medical device misbranding and off-label marketing.

Mr. Favro earned his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was a Robert McKay Scholar and served as an executive editor of the New York University Law Review. While in law school, Mr. Favro was a Lederman Milbank Fellow in Law & Economics and the recipient of the Law & Economics prize. Mr. Favro also worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Summer Honors Legal Intern and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division. He earned his A.B. in Public Policy & American Institutions and Political Science from Brown University, where he was a member of the Men’s Division I ice hockey team.

Prior to joining Bird Marella in 2018, Mr. Favro was a litigation association at Hueston Hennigan LLP.