Dr Michael Duffy is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Department of Business Law and Taxation and director of the Corporate Law, Organisation and Litigation Research Group (CLOL).
He is a lawyer and, before joining Monash, had spent ten years in general commercial litigation acting for plaintiffs and defendants then four years acting for the plaintiffs in Australia’s first two successful securities class actions. At ASIC he worked on enforcement matters including continuous disclosure, insider trading, managed investment schemes, liquidation and financial services.
He was accredited by the Law Institute as a commercial litigation specialist from 1997 through 2007.
Michael has made law reform submissions on shareholder claims against insolvent companies, corporate disclosure and proportionate liability.
He was on the VLRC Roundtable on litigation funding and class actions appeared before the ALRC enquiry and was invited to submit to the PJC enquiry.
He has consulted to the private sector in relation to defensive class actions and has received funding from the private profession to research takeover law, access to justice and public interest relief in class actions.
His other research interests include regulation of litigation funding, digital currency and emerging technologies as financial products, constitutional issues in litigation, corporations and insolvency, ASIC law, co-operatives, private and public governance and constitutionalism and organisation.