Michael Hartman is a litigator focusing his general litigation practice on business, commercial, corporate and civil law. He handles major marine casualties, transportation and logistics, multimodal carriage disputes (marine, air, road, rail), charter party disputes, oil spill litigation, complex litigation, insurance coverage, contract disputes, startup work, real estate, environmental compliance, offshore energy, FCPA, anti corruption and anti bribery, IP work, and corporate compliance.
Michael Hartman is recognized as a Rising Star in the 2011 and 2012 editions of New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine (for both General Litigation and Transportation Law) featuring outstanding young lawyers, a distinction that recognizes the top 2.5 percent of New York lawyers under the age of 40 or those in practice for 10 years or less.
- Tulane University, J.D., Admiralty Certification, Order of the Barristers, Senior Articles Editor - Tulane Maritime Law Journal, Senior Justice - Tulane Moot Court Board, Highest grade in Energy & Public Utilities Law, 2006, Merit Scholar
- University of Texas Law School (visiting student Fall 2005 Semester after Hurricane Katrina), Highest grade in International Commercial Arbitration, Visiting Senior Articles Editor - Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, 2005
- Vermont Law School, Master of Env. Law & Policy, 2000
- Ohio University, B.S., Geography, summa cum laude, 1998
Publications and Notable Speaking Engagements: Mr. Hartman co-authored the articles “Jones Act Ramifications on the Future of US Offshore Wind Energy Development,” published in the January/February 2011 issue of North American Clean Energy and “Legal Lessons Learned the Last Time the Suez Canal Closed,” which appeared in the April 2011 issue of The Arbitrator.
Memberships: New York City Bar Association, Maritime Law Association of the United States, American Bar Association.
Admissions: New York, New Jersey, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, Second Circuit, U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of New York, U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of New York, U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of New Jersey, U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., Dist. of New Jersey.
Prior to joining MMD, Mr. Hartman was a litigation associate at the global law firm of Squire Sanders. Before law school, Mr. Hartman worked for the United States Department of Justice - Office of the Solicitor General in Washington, DC.
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