MICHAEL R. DOVER
Special Counsel
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MICHAEL R. DOVER Special Counsel
Michael Dover’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution.  Mike has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts and state public service commissions across the country.  Mike’s clients include a wide range of established and emerging technology companies throughout the U.S.

Mike understands the details of even the most complex and sophisticated technologies, a crucial element in defending his clients both in and out of court.  His experience ranges from advice on hardware and software applications, such as communications infrastructure, SaaS, the Internet of Things, smartphones and tablets, to legal and regulatory advice affecting technology companies, such as on issues of security, privacy and data protection.

Meticulous and detail-oriented, Mike makes a point of understanding every component of every case in which he is involved.  By getting the details right, Mike is able to effectively leverage the nuances of the technology involved in order to succeed on behalf of his client.  A proven oral and written advocate, Mike is focused on developing the strategy that has the best chance of success, presenting his client’s position in a manner that maximizes the potential for a favorable outcome and/or recovery.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mike worked as a regional network engineer, network planner, and build-out project manager for T-Mobile USA (and predecessor entities VoiceStream and Omnipoint) in Illinois and Michigan.  As a result, Mike personally understands the demands that business professionals and in-house counsel face.  As a trusted advisor, clients and colleagues alike depend on Mike’s in-depth tech sector experience, as well as his innate ability to anticipate and overcome even the most complex and daunting legal challenges.
 
Second chair in a federal jury trial that examined an alleged breach of a telecommunications contract, with responsibilities that included drafting and negotiating pre-trial submissions, participating in voir dire and jury selection, preparing witnesses for trial testimony, oral motions and performing direct and cross examination of witnesses.

Drafted a successful motion to dismiss fraud and misrepresentation claims in an unadministered AAA arbitration involving an alleged breach of a multimillion dollar software implementation agreement.

Team member on a series of multimillion dollar intercarrier compensation litigations.

Advisor to a telecommunications company’s expansion from a regional to national provider of government supported and unsupported services.

Responsible for discovery and motion practice in a $210 million RICO and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Defense team member for a telecommunications executive in a public service commission investigation seeking personal liability for a regulated entity’s regulatory violations.

Lead counsel in a JAMS mediation of an investor dispute alleging fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Team member in a network telecom dispute involving patent violations, federal and state antitrust and monopolization claims, and various commercial tort claims.

Served as member of the litigation team in a $950 million trade secret lawsuit concerning the misappropriation of confidential software information.

Extensive discovery responsibilities, including taking and defending fact witness depositions and defending an expert deposition, document discovery (including document collection, custodian interviews, production review and quality control procedures, supervision of contract and discovery review attorneys, drafting and responding to deficiency demands, conducting “meet and confer” conferences, and drafting, defending and arguing motions to compel).
 

Recipient of the Raymond de Tufo, Jr. Constitutional Law Award for achieving the Highest Scholastic Average in Constitutional Law

Federal Communications Bar Association

About

Michael Dover’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution.  Mike has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts and state public service commissions across the country.  Mike’s clients include a wide range of established and emerging technology companies throughout the U.S.

Mike understands the details of even the most complex and sophisticated technologies, a crucial element in defending his clients both in and out of court.  His experience ranges from advice on hardware and software applications, such as communications infrastructure, SaaS, the Internet of Things, smartphones and tablets, to legal and regulatory advice affecting technology companies, such as on issues of security, privacy and data protection.

Meticulous and detail-oriented, Mike makes a point of understanding every component of every case in which he is involved.  By getting the details right, Mike is able to effectively leverage the nuances of the technology involved in order to succeed on behalf of his client.  A proven oral and written advocate, Mike is focused on developing the strategy that has the best chance of success, presenting his client’s position in a manner that maximizes the potential for a favorable outcome and/or recovery.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mike worked as a regional network engineer, network planner, and build-out project manager for T-Mobile USA (and predecessor entities VoiceStream and Omnipoint) in Illinois and Michigan.  As a result, Mike personally understands the demands that business professionals and in-house counsel face.  As a trusted advisor, clients and colleagues alike depend on Mike’s in-depth tech sector experience, as well as his innate ability to anticipate and overcome even the most complex and daunting legal challenges.
 

Experience

Second chair in a federal jury trial that examined an alleged breach of a telecommunications contract, with responsibilities that included drafting and negotiating pre-trial submissions, participating in voir dire and jury selection, preparing witnesses for trial testimony, oral motions and performing direct and cross examination of witnesses.

Drafted a successful motion to dismiss fraud and misrepresentation claims in an unadministered AAA arbitration involving an alleged breach of a multimillion dollar software implementation agreement.

Team member on a series of multimillion dollar intercarrier compensation litigations.

Advisor to a telecommunications company’s expansion from a regional to national provider of government supported and unsupported services.

Responsible for discovery and motion practice in a $210 million RICO and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Defense team member for a telecommunications executive in a public service commission investigation seeking personal liability for a regulated entity’s regulatory violations.

Lead counsel in a JAMS mediation of an investor dispute alleging fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Team member in a network telecom dispute involving patent violations, federal and state antitrust and monopolization claims, and various commercial tort claims.

Served as member of the litigation team in a $950 million trade secret lawsuit concerning the misappropriation of confidential software information.

Extensive discovery responsibilities, including taking and defending fact witness depositions and defending an expert deposition, document discovery (including document collection, custodian interviews, production review and quality control procedures, supervision of contract and discovery review attorneys, drafting and responding to deficiency demands, conducting “meet and confer” conferences, and drafting, defending and arguing motions to compel).
 

Honors

Recipient of the Raymond de Tufo, Jr. Constitutional Law Award for achieving the Highest Scholastic Average in Constitutional Law

Memberships

Federal Communications Bar Association

Speaking Engagements