Michael Acquah

Michael K.
Acquah

Associate

Associate

Education
  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2016)
  • George Washington University (B.A., 2012, Psychology) summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Clerkships
  • Hon. Beverly Reid O'Connell, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Admissions
  • California

Michael K. Acquah’s practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes and complex litigation, including intellectual property and cross-border disputes.

Mr. Acquah has experience in various stages of litigation and investigations, including drafting dispositive motions, arguing in federal court, taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses for depositions, and managing discovery efforts.

In 2015, Mr. Acquah studied international and comparative law at Sciences Po Law School in Paris, France, including courses in international commercial arbitration and European finance law. He is a native speaker of German and proficient in Spanish and French.

During law school, Mr. Acquah served as editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation.

Experience

Won a motion for preliminary injunction for ClearOne Inc. in a patent infringement suit, enjoining a large, multinational competitor’s manufacture, marketing, and sale of a competing, infringing product.

Prevailed on behalf of Bausch Health Companies, winning a motion for judgment on the pleadings in a cross-border trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case.

Represented a former financial advisor in an active federal investigation of alleged dumping of exports from China into the United States.

Represented Sumner M. Redstone in an elder abuse suit to recover $150 million from former companions.

Activities

Committee chair, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA)

Member, California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)

Mentor, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)