Michael D. Blechman, who concentrates in the fields of litigation, antitrust and international law, has been a partner in the firm since 1975 and was a member of its Executive Committee from 1996 to 2003.
He has been lead counsel in a variety of litigations, arbitrations and other matters involving antitrust, international law, contract disputes and other matters. He has also represented and advised many US and foreign companies in connection with international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and has represented such companies before the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he has acted as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in a variety of international cases.
Michael speaks and writes frequently in Europe and the US on antitrust, international litigation and arbitration and other subjects.
He has been recognized by United States Lawyer Rankings as one of the top 10 antitrust attorneys in the United States. He has been ranked in Best Lawyers in America (2007-2014) for Antitrust Law.
Harvard Law School, JD, 1966
Harvard College, BA, 1962
Free University of Berlin, 1962-63; Fulbright Fellowship
Chair, United States Council for International Business Competition Committee
Vice Chair, International Chamber of Commerce Competition Commission
Co-Chair, ICC Task Force on the International Competition Network
Advisory Board, BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Reporter
Former Chair, Harmonization of Laws Project, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Former Chair, American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Monograph Committee
Former Chair, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Antitrust and Multinational Enterprises