Michael A. Lindsay
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Michael A. Lindsay

Partner
lindsay.michael@dorsey.com

Overview

MICHAEL HAS A PROVEN TRACK RECORD GUIDING PUBLICLY HELD, PRIVATE, AND COOPERATIVELY OWNED BUSINESSES IN NAVIGATING ANTITRUST ISSUES AND DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL DISTRIBUTION MODELS. HE HAS DEMONSTRATED LITIGATION SKILLS TO REPRESENT COMPANIES IN DISPUTES AND PROVIDE PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR MINIMIZING FUTURE LEGAL PROBLEMS.

Michael is a partner in the Trial practice and Co-Chair of the Antitrust practice. He practices in the area of general civil litigation, with a strong emphasis on antitrust (litigation and counseling), trademark and unfair competition, commercial litigation.

Education & Admissions

University of Chicago Law School (J.D.), 1983
cum laude, Order of the Coif
Managing and Book Review Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review, 1982-1983

London School of Economics (General Studies with first-class honors, 1980)

Marquette University (B.A., History), 1980
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Eighth, and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Clerkships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Chicago, IL, Honorable Richard A. Posner, 1983-1984

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • Michael represented IEEE in securing a favorable Business Review Letter from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2015.
  • Michael won dismissal of an antitrust suit that had been brought against several defendants in Techreserves Inc. v. Delta Controls Inc., 2014 WL 1325914, S.D.N.Y., (S.D.N.Y. March 31, 2014), appeal dismissed
  • Michael represented Robert Bosch GmbH before the Federal Trade Commission in securing clearance of its proposed acquisition of the Services Solutions business of SPX Corporation. In the Matter of Robert Bosch GmbH, Docket No. C-4377 (April 2013).
  • Michael won dismissal of antitrust claims against the defendant in In2 Networks, Inc. v. Honeywell International Inc., 2011 WL 4842557 (D. Utah 2011).
  • Earlier in his career, Michael participated in several years of discovery and then co-chaired the trial of ITA v. Northwest Airlines, an action involving claims under the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act. He represented Ajinomoto Co. in In re MSG Antitrust Litigation. He served as lead counsel for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in multi-state litigation involving a national competitor’s alleged Lanham Act violations and “bait and switch” sales tactics. He represented multiple defendants in In Re: Minnesota L-tryptophan Proceedings, a mass-tort proceeding that involved over ninety individual cases. He has tried numerous public-customer securities arbitrations, and he has served as a chairman or panel member in securities arbitrations.

News & Resources

Articles

Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Reporting Thresholds Increase
Repatching the Quilt: An Update on State RPM Laws
Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds Raised
New Dimensions to the Patent Holdup Saga
An Update on State RPM Laws Since Leegin
European Limitations on Attorney-Client Privilege for Inside Counsel – Akzo Nobel Chemicals & Akcros Chemicals – ECJ Case C-550/07 P
State Resale Price Maintenance Laws After Leegin
Antitrust and Group Purchasing
Negotiating Royalty or Other License Terms Before the Standard Is Set
To Cooperate or Not: The Corporate Leniency Program After Stolt-Nielsen
Resale Price Maintenance After Leegin
The Gap Between Canadian and U.S. Resale Price Maintenance Law After Leegin
Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, American Bar Association

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 37 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Super Lawyers Recognizes 37 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Dorsey Partner Michael Lindsay Comments on Money Back Guarantee if Ads Fail
45 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis and Fargo Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
45 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis and Fargo Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Minnesota
Dorsey Represents Hillerich & Bradsby in Sale of Louisville Slugger Brand
Dorsey & Whitney Represents Porch.com, Inc. in Preferred Stock Offering
Dorsey Represents Tekmira Pharmaceuticals on OnCore Biopharma Merger Agreement
Dorsey Advises Kodiak in Whiting Oil & Gas Deal
Dorsey Advises Kodiak in Whiting Oil & Gas Deal
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis

Insights

Updating a Patent Policy: The IEEE Experience, CPI ANTITRUST CHRONICLE (March 2015, Issue 2) (with Konstantinos Karachalios)
Cooperative Business Law: A Practical Guide to the Special Laws Governing Cooperatives
Michael Lindsay Discusses HSR Process
Michael Lindsay, "New Dimensions to the Patent Holdup Saga".
Hart-Scott-Rodino Reporting Thresholds Raised
Safeguarding the Standard: Standards Organizations, Patent Hold-Up, and Other Forms of Capture, 57 ANTIT. BULL. 17, 45-47 (2012).
From the Prairie to the Ocean: More Developments in State RPM Law
No Poaching Allowed: Antitrust Issues in Labor Markets
Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Reporting Thresholds Increase
A Tale of Two Coasts: Recent RPM Enforcement in New York and California
Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Reporting Thresholds Increase
Premerger Information Sharing and Coordination: Seventh Circuit Rules in Omnicare v. UnitedHealth Group, Inc., Dorsey & Whitney eUpdate
Negotiating Royalty or Other License Terms Before the Standard Is Set
Real-Life Lessons from an Antitrust Mock Trial
Antitrust Leniency Program Still on Track after Stolt-Nielsen
To Cooperate or Not: The Corporate Leniency Program After Stolt-Nielsen
Antitrust Leniency Program Remains a Good Bet
Resale Price Maintenance and The World after Leegin
Resale Price Maintenance and The World After Leegin
Looking Ahead: Resale Price Maintenance and The World after Leegin

Select Presentations

  • "Hart-Scott-Rodino and Premerger Notification," 2013 Business Law Institute (Minnesota CLE May 7, 2013)
  • Critical Legal Issues for Cooperatives,” Presentation to National Cooperative Business Association Conference on Purchasing Cooperatives (2009-2012)
  • "Business Considerations for Participating in Standards Development," Presentation to the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade IPR Working Group (Oct. 15, 2009)
  • "Critical Legal Issues for Cooperatives," Presentation to National Cooperative Business Association Conference on Purchasing Cooperatives (Sept. 2009)
  • "Do You Want to Play 'Ex Ante'? Negotiating Royalty or Other License Terms Before the Standard is Set," Presentation to American Intellectual Property Law Association (May 13, 2009)
  • "Standard Setting and ‘Patent Ambush’: Lessons from the Federal Circuit's Recent Qualcomm v. Broadcom Decision," Telebriefing for Practising Law Institute (Mar. 10, 2009)

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (Antitrust Section, Chair, 2005-2006; Vice Chair, 2004-2005; Council Member, 2006-2015)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Antitrust Section; Vice Chair, Trial Practice Committee, 2004-2008)
  • Associate Editor, Antitrust, 2008-present
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust, University of Minnesota Law School, 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust, University of St. Thomas Law School, 2002-2013
  • Adjunct Professor, Antitrust, Hamline University Law School, 1988-1999

Community Involvement

  • President, Prevention Alliance, a non-profit corporation providing chemical-abuse prevention and counseling programs to Twin Cities youth, 1991-1997

Accolades

Top Ranked - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual   Top Ranked - Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual

Michael A. Lindsay - Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2014 - Litigation, Antitrust, Minneapolis

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” (Band 1) by Chambers USA (Antitrust), 2015-2016
  • Listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2002-2016
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2008-2016
Michael A. Lindsay