William B. Michael

William B. Michael

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A partner in the litigation department of Paul, Weiss, Bill Michael has extensive experience in antitrust litigation, including civil and criminal government investigations, private litigation and appellate matters. His experience includes defending public and private companies at trial and on appeal against claims of monopolisation, exclusive dealing and predatory pricing. He has also defended companies in bid-rigging and price-fixing investigations at the federal and state levels. In addition, he regularly counsels clients on antitrust issues in a variety of industries, including medical devices, media and entertainment, energy and others.

Bill joined Paul, Weiss from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he served as a trial attorney focusing on civil merger and non-merger investigations in the telecommunications and media sector.

He was previously chair of the editorial board of The Antitrust Practitioner, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law Civil Practice and Procedure Committee. He is the co-author of the chapter titled ‘Settling an Antitrust Case’ in Settlement Agreements in Commercial Disputes: Negotiating, Drafting & Enforcement. Bill has also authored several articles on antitrust-related issues for publications that include the New York Law Journal, Law360 and Competition Policy International.

Bill received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal, and his BA summa cum laude from Columbia University.

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