Michael H. Todisco represents Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofit organizations, and individuals. He has experience in all phases of litigation, including dispositive motion practice, depositions, and appeals.
Mr. Todisco also has an active pro bono practice. He was part of a team that helped secure the release of Maria Mendez, a grandmother who had served 11 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of causing the death of her baby grandson.
During law school, Mr. Todisco served as a senior editor for the Stanford Law Review. He earned a number of academic honors, including Gerald Gunther Prizes for Outstanding Performance in Taxation, Administrative Law, Trademarks, Securities Litigation, Criminal Procedure: Investigations, and Criminal Procedure: Adjudication. His student note, “Share and Share Alike? Considering Racial Discrimination in the Nascent Room-Sharing Economy,” 67 Stan. L. Rev. O. 121 (2015), received a 2016 Burton Award for Legal Writing.
- Representing California Institute of Technology in a wrongful termination and whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former post-doctoral student and research scientist.
- Won a motion to dismiss a putative class action law suit alleging false advertising against Nutraceutical Corp., a leading dietary supplement manufacturer.
- Representing a national nonprofit organization in its California litigation, prevailing on several dispositive motions on that organization’s behalf.
- Prevailed on a motion to dismiss for a New York City restaurant group in the highly publicized “no-tipping” lawsuit, which alleges that the restaurant group’s no-tipping policies violate state and federal antitrust laws.
- Represented Western Digital and its SanDisk subsidiaries in their widely publicized dispute with Toshiba over anti-transfer provisions in joint venture agreements governing the manufacture and development of NAND flash memory. The dispute encompassed multiple international arbitrations and litigation in the California trial and appellate courts, where SanDisk secured injunctive relief in aid of the arbitrations.