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Martin Michaelson

Partner
Washington, D.C.
New York

Martin Michaelson
Phone
+1 202 637 5748 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 8279 (New York)
Fax
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3100 (New York)

Nationally recognized in the higher education bar, Martin Michaelson represents national higher education organizations and more than one hundred leading U.S. and overseas universities in regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. Martin returned to the firm in 1989 after six years as an in-house lawyer at Harvard.

A fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Martin has written and spoken extensively on governance of university boards, faculty, administrators, and students. He is a consulting editor of Trusteeship, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges magazine, and taught the course Higher Education and the Law at Harvard. Martin's views have been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Journal of College and University Law, and elsewhere. He is a member of the District of Columbia, New York, and Massachusetts bars, and the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous federal courts.

Practices

Industries

Areas of Focus

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1968
  • B.A., The University of Chicago, 1965

Memberships

  • Fellow, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

2010-2014

The Best Lawyers in America, Education Law

 

American Trial Lawyers Association Prize

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

The Significance of Sarbanes-Oxley for College and University Boards

Trusteeship

Published Works

The Court’s Pronouncements are More Dramatic and Subtle Than the Headlines

The Chronicle [of Higher Education] Review
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