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Michael Richards

Senior Counsel

Michael Richards maintains an active civil trial and appellate practice, concentrating in complex business litigation, including class actions, mass actions and CAFA issues.

Professional Biography

Overview

Recent cases involve post-employment, non-competition agreements, state and federal antitrust and securities law claims, intellectual property litigation involving patents and trademarks, and commercial litigation. Reported cases include the scope of appellate review of arbitration proceedings, commonality/typicality requirements in class certification, non-competition law, and the applicability of state antitrust statutes to the provision of service.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Recipient – Sam A. Myar, Jr. Memorial Award for outstanding service to the legal profession and the community (1985)
  • Fellow – Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Member – American (Antitrust Section), Tennessee (Former Vice President), Memphis (Former President, Securities Law Section) Bar Associations
  • Listed since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Memphis Antitrust Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Publications
  • "6th Circ.'s Narrow Path for Plaintiffs Under Twombly," Law360 (2011)

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