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

Representing a global online retailer in an arbitration.

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.

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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 (2020)
  • The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40

Activities

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

Mentor, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP)