Michael I. Katz is highly regarded for his combination of creativity, strategic judgment, and courtroom prowess. He has more than twenty years' experience litigating complex business disputes, including intellectual property, unfair competition, and consumer class actions.
Mr. Katz was formerly a partner at Morrison & Foerster. He began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Mr. Katz is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial honorary society. He has been selected as a “Superlawyer®” for Southern California every year from 2004 through 2015 and has been been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016©. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel®.
MOROCCANOIL v. GREENWALD — Represented a client in a grey goods dispute and on claims for breach of an oral partnership in Morocanoil.
TECHNOLOGENT v. OnX — Successfully defended trade secret misappropriation claim, including prevailing on a motion for terminating sanctions for discovery abuse.
GEORGE v. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD URGENT CARE — Obtained seven figure jury verdict on claim for breach of oral partnership agreement.
GATEWAY v. FINANCIAL TITLE — Successfully defended one of the largest employee raiding cases in U.S. history in a three month trial.
MRV COMMUNICATIONS v. ZONU — Obtained terminating sanctions in a trade secret case involving fiber optic technology.