Michael Dover is a senior associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Michael’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution. Michael is trial bar admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts, and state public service commissions across the country. His broad experience allows him to provide strategic counsel to technology companies on matters ranging from infrastructure and compensation disputes to commercial business litigation.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Michael 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.
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 un-administered 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 litigation team in a $950 million trade secret lawsuit concerning 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).
Recent speaker and article author on cloud computing topics.
Recipient of the Raymond de Tufo, Jr. Constitutional Law Award for achieving the Highest Scholastic Average in Constitutional Law
Federal Communications Bar Association