Martin Michaelson | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Martin Michaelson

Senior Counsel Global Regulatory

Michaelson Martin

Martin Michaelson
Michaelson Martin
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Nationally recognized in the higher education bar, Martin Michaelson represented 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 and is now senior counsel emeritus.

A fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, Martin wrote and spoke extensively on governance of university boards, faculty, administrators, and students. He was 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 served as 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.


  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1968
  • B.A., The University of Chicago, 1965
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Massachusetts (inactive)
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
  • Fellow, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association


The Best Lawyers in America, Education Law
American Trial Lawyers Association Prize