Michael Gottesman

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For the American biochemist, see Michael M. Gottesman.

Michael H. Gottesman is a lawyer and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of labor law, constitutional law, and civil rights. He practiced and became a partner with the Washington, D.C., firm Bredhoff and Kaiser from 1961-1988.

After attending the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois and Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, Gottesman worked as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He has served as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District of Columbia; the Executive Board of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its Amicus subcommittee; and the Legal Committee of the American Association of University Professors. He has argued 20 cases in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Case Argued Decided Represented
Chamber of Commerce v. Brown, No.06-939 March 19, 2008 June 19, 2008 Respondents
Semtek International Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 531 U.S. 497 December 5, 2000 February 27, 2001 Petitioner
Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel. Zimring, 527 U.S. 581 April 21, 1999 June 22, 1999 Respondents
General Electric v. Joiner, 522 U.S. 136 October 14, 1997 December 15, 1997 Respondents
BMW of North America, Inc. v. Gore, 517 U.S. 559 October 11, 1995 May 20, 1996 Respondent
Freightliner Corp. v. Myrick, 514 U.S. 280 February 22, 1995 April 18, 1995 Respondents
Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms., 509 U.S. 579 March 30, 1993 June 28, 1993 Petitioner
Richardson-Merrell, Inc. v. Koller, 472 U.S. 424 February 26, 1985 June 17, 1985 Respondents
Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corp., 464 U.S. 238 October 4, 1983 January 11, 1984 Petitioner
United Steelworkers of Am. v. Sadlowski, 457 U.S. 102 March 31, 1982 June 14, 1982 Petitioner
Pullman-Standard, Div. of Pullman v. Swint, 456 U.S. 273 January 19, 1982 April 27, 1982 Petitioners
United Steelworkers v. Weber, 443 U.S. 193 March 28, 1979 June 27, 1979 Petitioner
Mt. Healthy City Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ. v. Doyle, 429 U.S. 274 November 3, 1976 January 11, 1977 Respondent
Franks v. Bowman Transp. Co., 424 U.S. 747 November 3, 1975 March 24, 1976 Respondent
Dunlop v. Bachowski, 421 U.S. 560 April 21, 1975 June 2, 1975 Respondent
Perry v. Sindermann, 408 U.S. 593 January 18, 1972 June 29, 1972 Respondent
Hodgson v. United Steelworkers of America, 403 U.S. 333 March 23, 1971 June 14, 1971 Respondents
Dyke v. Taylor Implement Mfg. Co., 391 U.S. 216 January 18, 1968 May 20, 1968 Petitioners
Nash v. Florida Industrial Com., 389 U.S. 235 November 9, 1967 December 5, 1967 Petitioner
United Steelworkers of America v. R. H. Bouligny, Inc., 382 U.S. 145 October 21, 1965 November 22, 1965 Petitioner

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