ASIA PRACTICE CHAIR
SHANGHAI OFFICE CHAIR
Mike Margolis has been a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer for over 30 years. Chambers Global reported in 2015 that Mike “draws acclaim for his broad litigation expertise.” His major cases have included:
- M&A break-ups, failed deals, and corporate governance disputes
- Intellectual property, trade secret, and non-compete litigation
- Financial institution and real estate litigation
- Employment, fiduciary and fraud litigation
- Class actions
- Cross-border and multi-jurisdiction litigation
Mike also “heads the Blank Rome LLP group dedicated to representing Chinese companies and individuals working in the USA.” (Chambers Global) He is conversational in Mandarin Chinese. For about 20 years, Mike has traveled regularly in Greater China. He has advised many Chinese companies and business owners about how to use law and strategy to succeed in the United States. Representative clients include CTBC, Esong, Gemdale, Great Wall Motor, ICBC, JD.com, OnePlus, Skyworth, Tsinghua Tongfang, Yutong Bus, and ZTE.
Mike’s opinions about cross-border issues have been featured on National Public Radio and in the Wall Street Journal, London Financial Times’ FDI Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, China Daily, and the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).
In 2017, in the category of International Attorneys, Mike was one of four Finalists in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law” awards. He is repeatedly rated a “Super Lawyer” and, by AVVO.com, “10.0 Superb.” In 2014, Los Angeles Magazine called Mike one of its “Top 100 Super Lawyers in Southern California.”
In 2018, Mike was appointed as an Arbitrator for the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Commission. In 2020, he was appointed as a Distinguished Professor at the Lawyers Institute of the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, one of China's top ten law schools.