Michael S. Denniston - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Michael S. Denniston

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Mike Denniston's practice focuses on advising clients concerning antitrust and competition law, and intellectual property issues, as well as litigating those issues. His practice spans the breadth of the antitrust and intellectual property arena. His antitrust practice encompasses not only litigation and advising work, but also working with our corporate practice group on merger analysis and preparing transactions for premerger review pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

In addition to screening and negotiating agreements respecting trademarks and copyrights, he has an active trial practice in those areas. His litigation experience ranges from prosecuting and defending requests for temporary restraining orders to handling complex multiparty and multidistrict copyright litigation.

Mike works closely with our corporate and securities practice group on premerger advising and notification pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Transactions on which he has provided advice and counsel range from transactions that are not likely to be challenged and in which the agency grants Early Termination to transactions with potential antitrust risk which require detailed engagement of and negotiations with the FTC and Department of Justice.

University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1989University of VirginiaBA 1986
American Bar AssociationInternational Tradmark Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama


Client Comments

"Neptune has been working with Mike since 2001. Mike understands our business and is very responsive to our needs. His advice in difficult situations has proven invaluable over the years."

"Mr. Michael Denniston is very knowledgeable about his area of practice but is also very good at giving advice to business as it relates to the business."

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Antitrust Law of the Birmingham Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Antitrust Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
Michael S. Denniston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Michael S. Denniston has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law (Antitrust/IP Intersection, Mergers & Acquisitions)
Copyright Law
Franchise Law