Michael Hartman is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Hartman concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Mr. Hartman has recently assisted in the following representative engagements:
- defending an over-the-counter medication manufacturer in a Department of Justice grand jury investigation
- successfully obtaining summary judgment for a major ball bearing manufacturer in a multi-million dollar dispute arising from breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims
- defending a large truck manufacturer from claims alleging violations of state antitrust and consumer protection laws
- obtained injunctive relief for an international industrial safety valve manufacturer in arbitration proceedings
- submitting an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League in a case before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Hartman was a summer associate with Pepper in 2006 and 2007 and joined the firm as an associate in 2008. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. His comment, "Yes, Martha Stewart Can Even Teach Us About the Constitution: Why Constitutional Considerations Warrant an Extension of the Attorney-Client Privilege in High-Profile Criminal Cases," appeared in the May 2008 issue of the Journal. Mr. Hartman graduated from the honors program of The George Washington University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, concentrating his studies in international media and communication. He also received a Certificate of Study in business and public policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.
Mr. Hartman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.