Michael Dockterman is a celebrated and versatile trial lawyer who has tried scores of commercial disputes, both civil and criminal, throughout the United States. His litigation and trial experience includes cases arising from contracts, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, government fraud, product liability, real estate, and environmental, along with a variety of amateur sports disputes. In addition to litigation in jurisdictions nationwide, he has led multinational litigation over matters pending simultaneously in courts around the world, including The Hague, London, Stockholm, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. Along with his extensive trial work, he counsels boards of directors on a wide range of corporate governance matters, including oversight of compliance and government investigations. His success in the courtroom has been recognized by The National Law Journal, which named him one of its “Top 10 Winning Litigators in the US” and a “Trailblazer in Litigation,” and by Law360, which called him one of 50 “Trial Aces” in the United States.
In addition to his client work, Michael is a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, where he teaches Civil Trial Practice. He is also the author of articles and chapters on numerous subjects including investigations, the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine, and class action practice.