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Michael Avenatti. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Attorney Michael Avenatti is facing criminal charges on both coasts, after prosecutors in Los Angeles and Manhattan unveiled separate indictments accusing the high-profile attorney of attempting to extort athletic apparel giant Nike and multiple financial fraud claims related to embezzlement of a client’s money as well as bank fraud.

Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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