Michael Thompson is a senior counsel and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he represents clients in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, insurance, and construction.
He is experienced in diverse commercial litigation and appellate matters, including post-acquisition disputes, business contractual disputes, and business torts. Mr. Thompson is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Enforcement & Litigation, and Construction Practices.
Representative Experience :
Mr. Thompson’s successes include:
- Acushnet Co. v. Beam Inc. f/k/a Fortune Brands Inc., No. 1284-CV-01193-BLS2, 2016 WL 4080438, 2016 Mass. Super. LEXIS 193 (Mass. Super. Ct. Jun. 21, 2016)
- Trustivo LLC v. Anthem, Inc. f/k/a Wellpoint, Inc., No. 14-CV-14428-GAO, 2015 WL 4362084, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92592 (D. Mass. Jul. 16, 2015)
- Gen. Ins. Co. of Am. v. The Walter E. Campbell Co., Inc., 107 F. Supp. 3d 466 (D. Md. 2015)
- Heendeniya v. Hewitt Assocs., LLC, 12 N.E.3d 1052, 86 Mass. App. Ct. 1105 (2014)
- E.D. v. Newburyport Pub. Schools, 654 F.3d 140 (1st Cir. 2011) (Souter, J.)
Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B., cum laude, 2005) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 2008) and is an alumnus of the Ron Brown Scholar Program.
While in law school, Mr. Thompson served as a student attorney for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau specializing in housing law. His experience at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau includes having represented a tenant in a four-day jury trial before the Boston Housing Court. He also served as a summer associate at Foley and in the Washington, D.C. office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.
Admissions and Professional Memberships :
Mr. Thompson is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association. He also currently serves as a mentor in the Boston Lawyers Group’s law student mentoring program. Mr. Thompson is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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