Michael Montaño

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Michael A. Montaño’s practice focuses on antitrust and privacy law. Representative cases include In Re Qualcomm Litigation and Nuts for Candy v. Visa. Michael graduated from the Stanford Law School with Pro Bono Distinction.

While at Stanford, Michael served on the executive board of the Stanford Law Review, leading the prestigious journal’s push into collaborative online publishing. Michael also served as an editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review, founded the Voting Rights Project at Stanford Law School, and co-founded the American Constitution Society’s first national podcast.

Michael’s scholarship in the fields of statutory interpretation and the legislative process, supervised by former Stanford Law School Professor and now California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, has been published in the Stanford Law Review. Michael’s other academic experience includes serving as a Teaching Assistant in Stanford’s path-breaking, interdisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

Prior to joining CPM, Michael was a startup attorney, executive, and advisor, with a focus on legal and civic tech. He has also taken an active role in policy and politics, including as a policy advisor to then-Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio and as a law clerk to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary.

Prior to law school, Michael worked at a local non-profit to make capitalism work for the poor through micro-lending and other entrepreneurship-focused programs. A ninth-generation Texan, Michael has deep roots in San Antonio, where he attended Central Catholic High School.

Michael is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the American Philosophical Association, and the Truman National Security Project.


  • Texas
  • California


  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2010
  • Yale College, B.A., 2003


  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • American Philosophical Association
  • American Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association


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