Michael Feder, a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, practices in the Las Vegas office. With extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation matters, including copyright infringement, patent infringement, and trademark infringement. Michael was honored this year by Best Lawyers in America® as 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Intellectual Property, an honor he also received in 2013. Michael is rated by Martindale-Hubbell® as an “A/V Preeminent Attorney®” and is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers and Chambers for his abilities, professionalism and integrity.
In addition to intellectual property litigation, Michael focuses on commercial and business litigation matters involving banking, contracts, corporate law, employment law, entertainment and sports law, franchise law, fraud, gaming, real estate, RICO, securities law, shareholder and partnership disputes, and unfair competition, among others. He also represents clients in appellate, bankruptcy, gaming, regulatory and transactional related matters.
Michael’s ability to excel in his practice is likely due to his love of litigation. He started his career straight out of law school with a firm that focused on litigation and he knew immediately that it was the ideal practice area for him. Whether in IP law or other settings, Michael revels in the opportunity to strategize and implement the strategy—traits that mesh perfectly with litigation.
Michael has practiced law for over 25 years and has represented clients in many different industries including gaming companies, banking and other financial institutions, an international sports entertainment company, a cable company, a real estate investment and asset management company, home builders, an automotive company, an electronics manufacturer, and an environmental science and engineering services, to name a few. More specifically, Michael has represented such prominent clients such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Caesars Entertainment Corp., Cox Communications and DriveTime Automotive.
Michael is active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Southern Nevada. He also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Core Academy and is a Former Member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada. Michael’s involvement with those two organizations helped foster his special interest in youth and education.
When he’s not working, Michael’s priority is spending time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys all sports, especially baseball.
In a 2016 magazine article featuring Michael, he was asked what advice he would give to someone graduating law school today. His answer provides insight into his success as an attorney: “Be true to yourself and always act professionally and ethically, even if your adversary is not. In addition, always be prepared; review the documents, review the case law and be prepared for any circumstance that may arise in court, at a deposition or even at meetings with clients.” The article concluded with a few final words of wisdom from Michael: “As a litigator, I deal with adversaries every day. However, just because someone is your adversary, does not mean he or she is your enemy. Treat people with respect and in return they will respect you.”
Michael may be reached in our Las Vegas, NV office at 702-550-4440.