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    Career Overview

    Michael Pemstein is a seasoned litigator whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in a variety of practice areas including business disputes, personal injury claims, products liability claims, and insurance matters. Prior to joining Arrowood LLP, Michael practiced at the Manhattan office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and clerked for the Honorable Judge Mark Wolf at the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

    Michael has extensive experience in all phases of litigation, from investigating and evaluating potential claims, managing discovery, including taking and defending depositions, to preparing for and conducting trials. He has also represented and advised clients with respect to settlement strategies and alternative dispute resolution venues.

    Michael is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and graduated with the honor of the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Southern California Law Review. While at law school, Michael externed for the Honorable Judge Stephen Wilson at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael was also chosen as a teaching assistant in several courses: first year Torts, Contracts, and Legal Profession, and seminars in Legal Analysis of Evidence and Law and Economics. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree at Pomona College, with a major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.


    The Basis for Noerr-Pennington Immunity: An Argument That Federal Antitrust Law, Not the First Amendment, Defines the Boundaries of Noerr-Pennington, 40 T. Marshall L. Rev. 79 (2014)

    Civic Engagement

    Active in his community, Michael serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Camp Avoda, a non-profit overnight Jewish boys summer camp located in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He also serves as the treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Aksel Nielsen Foundation, which provides annual grants to local non-profit charitable organizations.


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