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H. Michael Clyde

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Perkins Coie LLP

Michael Clyde, a partner in the firm's litigation practice, has more than 30 years of experience in securities, corporate governance, professional liability, antitrust and other complex litigation.  He has represented securities issuers, directors, officers and professionals in a wide variety of litigation involving securities, corporate governance and financial disclosure and accounting issues.

In December 2009, Michael was lead trial counsel for craigslist, Inc. in eBay v. Craig Newmark, where the Delaware Chancery Court affirmed craigslist's approval of indemnification agreements for officers and directors and implementation of a staggered board. He also has represented witnesses and targets for insider trading and securities fraud investigations in front of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal and state agencies.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York


  • Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, 2007, 2010 - 2013
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

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2901 North Central Avenue, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788
Phone: 602-351-8335
Firm Phone: 602-351-8000

Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law


  • University of Utah (BA)
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association — Member
  • New York State Bar Association — Member
  • American Bar Association — Member