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David R. Michaeli

Senior Associate
New York

David R. Michaeli

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 a variety of industries, including energy, telecommunications, and financial services, and has particular experience litigating cross-border claims. David also advises clients on jurisdictional and other issues in connection with cross-border transactions, and has particular experience advising M&A clients on strategies for minimizing litigation risks. In each of his matters, David strives to deliver practical and commercially sensible advice in order to help clients efficiently achieve their business and strategic goals.

In addition to his work for commercial clients, David maintains a robust pro bono practice and is active in the legal community. David has served for several years as lead associate on the firm's representation of a death-sentenced prisoner 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 has counseled charitable organizations on a variety of issues. David has been recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for his pro bono efforts to serve low-income members of his community in each year he has been admitted to practice.

David is currently a member of the New York County Lawyers' Association Federal Courts Committee and 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.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, David was an associate at a prominent New York law firm, an extern at the United Nations, and a summer associate at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells).

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

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 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, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


New York Metro Rising Stars

New York Super Lawyers

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