“It’s just a question of how many jokes you throw in there.”
That’s how lawyer Michael Pachter describes the way he approaches the most mundane aspects of his job.
“It’s kind of like, ‘You have to know how to do this before you can do that,'” Pachner says.
And, he adds, the job requires “a very deep, very serious mind.”
Pachter, who is currently the president of the firm Pach, Pachman & Pachtrich, focuses his practice on corporate and government clients, and he has worked in the Justice Department, the State Department and the Justice Center for Civil Rights.
While he has little experience in criminal law, Pichter’s specialty is securities law, which deals with “an extremely complex area,” Pachmer says.
It is “one of the toughest areas to understand.”
His biggest client, Pomerantz &.; Pomerant, has been called “one the top securities lawyers in America,” according to Pachver, whose firm has represented many of the biggest names in the industry.
Pichter is not alone in being more than a little funny, says Pachters lawyer and friend, Scott M. Pachinger.
“I’ve had a number of clients who have a very good sense of humour, but then when it comes to criminal cases, I can see it.
I’ve had people that are really, really funny, but when it’s a serious matter, they’re not,” he says.
“The more serious the case, the more difficult it is for them to be serious.”
“That’s a huge difference between a criminal lawyer and a litigator,” Pichters wife, Lisa, adds.
“A criminal lawyer is someone who has a background in law.
A litigator is someone whose background is in business.”
A lawyer’s approach to criminal matters isn’t always as simple as it sounds, though, and Pachting says it can be frustrating to find out that the same lawyer has had a very different approach to a particular case.
In some cases, he says, it can lead to the client having to change his or her case.
“We’ll get a client who says, ‘Well, I know that this guy, who I was dealing with, has made some very egregious mistakes,’ and he’ll just tell us, ‘No, I’m not a bad lawyer.
I don’t do that,’ and we’re just like, `No, no, that’s not true,'” he says in an interview.
It can be difficult to understand why a person might want to work with Pach and Pomerants, Puchter says.
He points to cases in which clients have been represented by Pachs former partner, Andrew H. Pomeranz, who was later found to have violated securities law.
The firm, which has also represented clients in the Securities and Exchange Commission, also represents investors and financial advisers.
One of the most recent examples of a conflict between Pach’s legal approach and Puchters personality is the case of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
In 2011, Pochter represented the firm in a lawsuit against its former CEO, Michael Pomerand.
The case involved a company that Pomerandi and Pochanz had represented, which had lost $40 million when it defaulted on a $10 billion investment.
As part of the settlement, the SEC allowed Pach &.
Pombert to be removed from his position as chief executive officer of the company, but the firm had to hire an outside lawyer to handle the case.
In the end, the former executives settled for $500 million, which Pachan was paid $250,000, and the SEC agreed to settle the case with Pichand and Pomandi for $1.2 billion.
But Pach did not settle his lawsuit against the company in a single case, but in several.
A former employee of the SEC, Michael L. Haney, said that Pach had been asked to provide guidance in the matter, which the SEC said was in violation of securities law but which Pucht denied.
Puch has since left the firm and has since said that he would never have done the same thing if he had known what it was that he was doing.
“You can’t take advice from people who were there in the same place,” Puch says.
“It would have been better if I’d gotten the advice from the person who was in charge of the case.”
Pachs career path is far from unique, and it seems that Puchs career will continue to unfold, at least in the legal field.
In 2013, he was named one of Fortune magazine’s 50 Under 50, a list of the 100 most influential people in business.
Pach also received a