Michael H. King: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Michael H. King

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust/Competition Law
  • Class Action
  • Manufacturing
  • White Collar & Government Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • Cross Border
  • Municipal Insolvency and Chapter 9 Bankruptcy
University Washington University in St. Louis, B.S.
Law SchoolWashington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D.
AdmittedIllinois; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


Federal Bar Association; Chairman of Criminal Enforcement Antitrust Law Committee
American Bar Association; Antitrust Section, Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee, Litigation Section
Economic Club
Bar Association of the Seventh Circuit Federal Court
American Bar Endowment
Chicago Inn of Court
Illinois Office of the State Appellate Defender; Former Chairman


Michael H. King has than 35 years of experience representing clients in major civil and criminal litigation as well as internal investigations of all kinds, including environmental claims, antitrust, patent infringement, white-collar criminal, intellectual property, trust interpretation, government contract issues and complex commercial litigation. He has tried than 50 jury trials and has argued than 25 appeals in federal and state appellate courts across the country. Mike has represented companies and individuals in grand jury investigations throughout the United States as well as internal and governmental investigations in countries throughout the world including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Austria, Germany, Brazil, United Kingdom, France and Indonesia among others. Mike has had first chair responsibility in matters involving simultaneous civil litigation and related criminal investigations.

Mike is regularly listed as an Illinois Super Lawyer in commercial and white-collar criminal litigation, named in Leading Lawyers Network and is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition.
•Represents corporations and individuals facing government-related investigations involving FCPA, antitrust and major toxic episodes, including environmental grand jury proceedings, OSHA investigations, criminal investigations and companion civil litigation.

•Represented Fortune 100 companies faced with raids, seizures and investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, State Department and Environmental Protection Agency.

•Managed litigation involving questionable employee conduct around the world, whistleblower issues and other employment-related litigation. Additionally, he has handled class actions involving antitrust, securities, patent infringement, restrictive covenants, theft of intellectual property, and employee raids, age discrimination and plant closings, as well as wrongful discharge cases in various states (Florida, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio, among others).

•Led litigation in significant bank and trust interpretation issues, real estate and construction (including insurance-related issues arising from construction disputes), wrongful discharge, product liability and criminal cases.

•Served as an arbitrator and participated in several forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Before Edwards Wildman

Mike began his career as a special attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice's organized crime and racketeering section (Chicago Strike Force) and later served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

Edwards Wildman in the Media: New Partners Spark Widespread News Coverage
January 15, 2013
Michael King Joins Edwards Wildman as Litigation Partner in Chicago
November 1, 2012


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Michael H. King

225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
ChicagoIL 60606


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