Michael Acquah

Michael K.
Acquah

Associate

Associate

Education
  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 2016)
  • George Washington University (B.A., 2012, Psychology) 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 trial, dispositive motion practice, and depositions.

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 fluent in German, and proficient in Spanish and French.

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

Experience

Obtained complete defense verdict for ClearOne Inc. in trial against Shure Incorporated involving design patent for beamforming microphone arrays that the jury found to be not infringed and invalid. (See “Jury Says Microphone Co. Shure’s Patent Invalid After Trial,” Law360).

Secured a complete victory in a two-week arbitration trial for Amazon.com, Inc., in a suit brought by eBay, alleging contract, fraud, racketeering, and unfair competition claims.

Prevailed at the Ninth Circuit on behalf of Bausch Health Companies in a significant trade secret and breach of contract case.

Prevailed on motion to dismiss Lanham Act and tortious interference claims in a closely-watched technology case brought against online software and filtering company Malwarebytes. (See “Oft-Cited Case Involving Anti-Malware Cos. Tossed For Good,” Law360).

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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.

Recognitions

  • Named to the Southern California Rising Stars list
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40

Activities

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

Mentor, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)