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.

Awards and recognitions

American Trial Lawyers Association Prize

2010-2014

The Best Lawyers in America, Education Law

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

New York

Massachusetts (inactive)

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd 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

Related practices

Education

Related areas of focus

Governance

Latest thinking and events

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

NACUA 2014 Annual Convention

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

Published Works

Legal Pitfalls and Pratfalls in Overseas Ventures Trusteeship

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

Loading data