David R. Michaeli

David R. Michaeli

New York

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3017

Fax +1 212 918 3100

LanguagesEnglish, Hebrew

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

David Michaeli is a litigator focused on commercial solutions to business issues. In and out of the courtroom, David emphasizes strategic thinking in order to help clients achieve their business objectives.

David's practice, which has earned him recognition by a prominent trade publication as a Rising Star in the areas of business and appellate litigation, includes complex commercial litigation, products liability, and international disputes in state and federal courts, mediation, and arbitration forums. David represents clients in many industries, including aviation, manufacturing, technology, and financial services, and has particular experience litigating and advising on cross-border claims. David's aviation work includes representing airlines, leasing companies, and suppliers in connection with Boeing 737 MAX and 787 issues and representing a manufacturer on M&A matters. David also advises clients on commercial matters, including jurisdictional issues related to cross-border transactions, and has particular experience advising M&A clients on strategies for minimizing litigation and commercial risks.

In addition, David maintains a robust pro bono practice and is active in the legal community. He has served for several years as lead associate in connection with the firm's representation of a death-row inmate in Florida, on whose behalf he has conducted hearings and litigated numerous innocence and constitutional claims. David also represents domestic violence victims, seeking orders of protection and immigration assistance, and counsels charitable organizations. David formerly served as secretary of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, and as a member of that committee's Legislative Subcommittee.

Awards and recognitions


New York Metro Rising Stars
New York Super Lawyers


Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2009

M.A., London School of Economics, 2004

B.A., The University of Chicago, 2003


Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, New York City Bar Association

Member, New York County Lawyers' Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Representative experience

Represented an energy company in connection with significant contract disputes with vendors relating to hydraulic fracturing operations

Won dismissal of a US$100m action brought against a German financial services client in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on forum non conveniens grounds

Successfully resolved multi-million dollar claims brought against a telecommunications client in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Obtained a preliminary injunction and sanctions in a trademark action brought on behalf of a client in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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