Michael Chernuchin is executive producer and showrunner of the hit NBC drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," now in its 19th season. He is best known as the executive producer, showrunner and head writer of NBC's long-running series "Law & Order" and most recently, "Chicago Justice."
Chernuchin has also served as executive producer on "Rogue" (DirecTV), "Black Sails" (Starz), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC), "Michael Hayes" (CBS, starring David Caruso) and "Brooklyn South" (CBS). He created and served as showrunner, head writer and executive producer of the CBS drama "Feds," as well as TNT's first primetime drama, "Bull." Chernuchin also served as consulting producer on "24" (FOX), "Canterbury's Law" (FOX, starring Julianna Margulies) and Netflix's "Marco Polo."
For his work, he has been honored with numerous awards including, the Peabody Award, the Edgar Allen Poe Award, The People's Choice Award, four Emmy nominations, three Writers Guild nominations for Best Dramatic Episode, and a nomination for the Humanitas Prize for Best Dramatic Episode. In addition, he's received the Angel Award for Best Dramatic Episode, the Jewish Televimage Award, the American Psychological Association Award, the American Cancer Society Award and the PGA's George S. Felton Producer of the Year Award.
Additionally, he did production rewrites on "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II" for the Weinstein Company and co-wrote the feature film "Eraser," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Prior to becoming a writer, Chernuchin was an attorney practicing in New York City. He received his J.D. from Cornell Law School where he served as an editor of The Law Review, his M.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan, and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.