Michael Mervis is an experienced litigator who has tried dozens of cases in federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals across the country. Michael represents clients in complex commercial matters, disputes over distressed loans and investments (particularly in large chapter 11 bankruptcy cases), real estate disputes and intellectual property cases.
Michael is the head of the Firm’s Bankruptcy Litigation Practice Group. He has represented debtors, creditors and statutory committees in large chapter 11 cases in bankruptcy courts across the country. Michael has litigated the full spectrum of contested matters and adversary proceedings that frequently arise during the lifecycle of complex chapter 11 cases.
Leading legal directory Benchmark Litigation named Michael a “Litigation Star” and he has repeatedly been recognized by The Legal 500 for his capabilities in advertising litigation. For example, Michael was lead trial counsel for the plaintiff in a case that resulted in one of the largest damage awards in the history of Lanham Act false advertising cases and obtained one of the most far-reaching permanent injunctions on record. Michael was also named a Star by Acritas for 2020 and 2021, based on the organization’s 18-month survey of in-house counsel to identify exemplary outside counsel.
Michael is the past vice-chair of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group, is the chair of the Firm’s Hiring Committee and has long served as co-chair of the Firm’s Summer Associate Program.