Michael N. Jones

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • General, Premises, and Product Liability

Professional Background

Michael Jones is an associate at Booth LLP. A seasoned litigator, Mr. Jones has represented major corporations, small and mid-market businesses, and individuals in litigation and appeals in both federal and state court.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Jones practiced at the litigation boutique of Stris & Maher LLP where he played a key role in matters involving securities fraud, healthcare, and employment, and co-authored briefs in three recent U.S. Supreme Court cases, including Merrill Lynch v. Manning, No. 14-1132.

Previously, he practiced for several years in large law firms where, among other things, he second-chaired a trial involving a dispute over a membership interest in an LLC; litigated and helped to resolve a dispute between the former managers of actor James Franco, which was covered extensively by the entertainment trades; and helped litigate a potential seven-figure class action involving a private security firm in Iraq. Mr. Jones has also been recognized for his commitment to pro bono work, which includes obtaining the rare reversal on appeal of an improperly issued restraining order.

Education

  • Balliol College, Oxford, B.A, First Class Honors in English Language and Literature, 1989
  • Elton Scholar
  • Editor of the Oxford Preview
  • Publications include works of both literary and legal scholarship
  • Stanford University, Ph.D in English Literature, 1998
  • Recipient of Numerous Fellowships
  • Co-editor of the Stanford Humanities Review
  • University of California at Berkeley, JD, 2006
  • Roger J. Traynor Fellow
  • Member of the Law and Technology Journal

Publications

  • Eldred v. Ashcroft: The Constitutionality of the Copyright Term Extension Act” published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, January 2004