Michael Sheetz

Chair, Sports Law Practice at Cooley LLP

Michael Sheetz

Michael Sheetz

Chair, Sports Law Practice at Cooley LLP

Biography

Michael N. Sheetz has over 25 years of experience handling trade secret and business litigation in state and federal courts throughout the US. He has acted as lead trial counsel in many complex commercial and employment-related matters. Among the many varied cases Mike has handled, he has prosecuted or defended dozens of trade secret and non-competition cases in Massachusetts and in more than 15 other states, involving technology and life sciences companies among others. Mike has also led complex internal corporate investigations on a variety of issues for both for profit and not-for-profit clients. His diverse practice also includes acting as outside corporate counsel for a number of his clients and serving as personal counsel to many senior business executives. For much of his career, Mike has negotiated employment agreements (either company-side or on behalf of management) involving senior management teams, CEOs and other C-level executives.

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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Managing Partner, London at Cooley LLP

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Co-Chair, Patent Counseling & Prosecution Practice Group at Cooley LLP

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Business Department Chair at Cooley LLP

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Michael Sheetz
Chair, Sports Law Practice at Cooley LLP
Education
Law Degree, cum laude
Class of 1986

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BA in Political Science & Latin, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1981

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Chair, Sports Law Practice
2010 - Current

Cooley LLP is a provider of strategic litigation and business transaction services and is a representative of private and public companies, financial institutions, venture capital firms and nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Prior

Nixon Peabody LLP is a full-service law firm that helps clients navigate challenges in litigation, real estate, corporate law, and finance. It has 700 attorneys throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Their focus is on listening to clients and working collaboratively to help them achieve their business objectives.

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The professionals and staff at Gadsby Hannah take immense pride in our ability to provide creative, responsive and cost-effective solutions to our clients legal needs. We have earned a reputation for success in devising imaginative approaches and innovative solutions to achieve the business objectives of our clients. Since 1963, we have provided counsel to businesses and organizations with national and international interests, to private individuals, particularly those with an entrepreneurial emphasis, to public entities and government agencies, and to the investment firms and financial institutions that support them. Our attorneys are organized into functional practice groups to better support the needs of our clients

Political Donations
$500
2013

Government Affairs at Pax Labs, Inc.

$500
2013

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

$500
2011

Senator from Massachusetts

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Acelity LP, Inc., Acelity Holdings, Inc. purchase Crawford Healthcare Ltd. from Crawford Healthcare Holdings Ltd.

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Pure Storage, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2013
Super Lawyers - Massachusetts Super Lawyers
2012
Super Lawyers - Massachusetts Super Lawyers
2011
Super Lawyers - Massachusetts Super Lawyers
Other Affiliations

Michael Sheetz is affiliated with Cooley LLP, Nixon Peabody LLP, Gadsby Hannah LLP

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