Michael Hahn Partner

New Jersey
T 973.597.2526 | F 973.597.2527



Clients look to Michael for strategic counsel on complex–and sometimes ambiguous–business matters relating to competition, distribution, and governance. As a counselor and litigator, his work is informed by broad legal skills and a thorough understanding of his clients’ business objectives.

Michael builds productive, long-standing relationships with his clients, who benefit from his guidance as they define supplier-distributor relationships, enter into joint ventures, engage in mergers or acquisitions, and respond to challenges from competitors. He leverages his knowledge of each client’s strategies, how they bring their products or services to market, and their evolving competitive environments to provide highly effective legal counsel.

Michael’s clients include players in the technology, pharmaceutical, consumer product, and higher education sectors. He also advises clients in the digital advertising industry, including the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Trustworthy Accountability Group.

As a litigator, Michael has achieved outstanding results for clients involved in:

  • Multiparty class action antitrust defense
  • Direct lawsuits involving competitor conduct, distributional restraints, monopolization, and price discrimination claims
  • RICO claims
  • Franchise claims

Representative Engagements

Represented a national baby-product manufacturer in an antitrust class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged a conspiracy to implement resale price maintenance agreements. Class certification denied as to client and dismissed from action.
Represents a leading aggregator of financial rate information in defending an antitrust lawsuit in which plaintiff alleges monopolization of the relevant market and conspiracy to fix prices with many of the nation’s most prominent online publishers. Motion to dismiss granted in part.
Represented a manufacturer of computer-aided driving simulators in defending an antitrust lawsuit in which plaintiff alleged monopolization of the bus simulator market and unlawful conspiracy with a public agency. Motion to dismiss granted.
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Other Distinctions

  • Co-Chair, Antitrust Law Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Present

  • Advisory Board, ABA Antitrust Section’s Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee, 2009-2010

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Competition Law 360, 2010

  • Super Lawyers (2008–2014) – Chosen by his peers for "Rising Stars" recognition.

Publications

Programmatic Shift Hurts Publishers That Cater To Children
Media Post, August 3, 2016
Michael Hahn
N.J.'s interest is lower gas prices, and therefore self-service pumps
The Star Ledger, May 21, 2015
Michael Hahn
States Provide Model for Handling Controversial Class Action Awards
The National Law Journal, November 25, 2013
Catherine Weiss, Michael Hahn
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Press Mentions

In a Star Ledger op-ed piece, Michael Hahn discusses a bill pending in the New Jersey Legislature that attempts to respond to a recent antitrust class action settlement in which credit card companies agreed to allow merchants to pass-on credit card surcharges to consumers. , Star Ledger , February 21, 2013
Michael Hahn is highlighted for being appointed co-chairman of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Antitrust Law Committee. , Asbury Park Press , July 4, 2010
Lowenstein Sandler's election of Michael Hahn, Jason Halper, Scott Moss, Ethan Skerry and S. Jason Teele as Members of the firm is highlighted. , New Jersey Law Journal , January 4, 2010
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Related Areas

Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Class Action Litigation
Litigation
White Collar Criminal Defense

Education


Georgetown University Law Center ( J.D. , 2001 ) , cum laude
Georgetown University ( M.P.P. , 2000 )
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( B.A. , 1996 ) , magna cum laude, (Undergraduate Fellow, Eagleton Institute of Politics)


 

Bar Admissions


New York
New Jersey

Court Admissions


2011 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2009 , U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
2002 , U.S. Court of Claims
2002 , U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
2002 , U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
2001 , U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey