Michael Palizzi is a nationally recognized trial lawyer and business counselor. Over the past 25 years, he has specialized in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property counseling and litigation, and commercial contract disputes. In addition to litigation, he also serves as chief outside counsel for a number of local and international companies, assisting them in a wide variety of legal and business matters, from litigating disputes to establishing best practices to negotiating commercial contracts.
Michael handles complex commercial and IP disputes around the country, and among his numerous victories is the largest judgment in a commercial lawsuit in Michigan – a $300 million dollar jury verdict. He has handled patent and trademark infringement, counterfeiting, false advertising, unfair competition, non-compete, and trade secret misappropriation disputes. He also counsels clients on various intellectual property matters, including trademark procurement and protection, licensing, brand management, trade secret protection, and the implementation of anti-counterfeiting measures.
Michael regularly represents OEM and "Tier" automotive suppliers, with considerable experience negotiating supplier contracts and litigating issues arising out of such contracts. He has handled cases before several U.S. District Courts, U.S. Courts of Appeal, Michigan Circuit Courts and the Michigan Court of Appeals. He also has litigated matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange, and the National Association of Securities Dealers.
Michael has been consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Michigan Super Lawyers, dBusiness Top Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars. He also is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Articles in the National Law Review database by A. Michael Palizzi