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Michael Edward Martinez is the managing partner of the Chicago office of K&L Gates and is a partner in the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade regulation practice group. He focuses his practice on defending global and US companies in antitrust class actions and other complex civil and criminal litigation as well as international and US government cartel and other white-collar investigations. He is lead trial counsel in numerous multidistrict antitrust class actions and has successfully defended global corporations in ICC and US-based complex arbitrations. He regularly counsels clients on distribution, supplychain, pricing and compliance issues as well as on mergers and acquisitions. Mr Martinez has substantial experience seeking and defending emergency injunction matters involving unfair competition, false advertising, trade secrets and covenants not to compete. He has successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained immediate injunctive relief for clients in antitrust, franchising and intellectual property cases. Mr Martinez has been recognized as America’s Top 100 Bet the Company Litigators in antitrust and class action defense and as an Illinois Super Lawyer for antitrust litigation.
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