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Michael J. Hartman

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 litigation, antitrust law and white collar defense.

Mr. Hartman has recently assisted in the following representative engagements:

  • defending two heavy duty truck manufacturers in direct and indirect purchaser class action antitrust lawsuits
  • representing an international glass manufacturer in litigation alleging price fixing in the U.S. glass industry
  • defending an over-the-counter medication manufacturer in a Department of Justice grand jury investigation
  • representing a broadcasting company in connection with its claims for fraud and breach of contract against a television ratings provider
  • successfully pursuing dismissal of conspiracy claims against a coal mining company
  • defending former officers and employees of a bankrupt ladder manufacturer against claims of breach of fiduciary duty
  • successfully obtaining summary judgment and First Circuit affirmation for a major ball bearing manufacturer in a $40 million dollar dispute arising from breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims
  • obtaining 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, and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Antitrust Law Committee of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

B.A. 2003 George Washington University
Certificate 2008 University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
J.D. 2008, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School; senior editor, Journal of Constitutional Law

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