Michael F. Kerr

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

Michael F. Kerr

Michael F. Kerr

Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

Biography

Michael Kerr is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial disputes. His extensive trial experience includes jury and bench trials as well as arbitrations. The subject matters of these trials and arbitrations have been quite varied, and have included disputes about petroleum pipelines, easement rights, fair market rental value, sales of securities, hedge funds, corporate control, contract interpretation, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of corporate funds, finder's fees, defective computer components and apartment building construction. He also has extensive experience in cases involving negligent performance of professional duties, fraud, unfair competition, antitrust, sales of pipelines, pipeline construction projects, rights of first refusal, class actions, and misappropriation of trade secrets. A recent successful arbitration also involved numerous federal False Claims Act issues. In addition, while he primarily practices at the trial court level, he has worked on numerous appeals, including both briefing and argument.

Michael also handles international corporate litigation. His experience includes letters of credit, licensing and distributorship agreements, and international antitrust investigations.

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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Partner at Mayer Brown LLP

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J.D.
Class of 1982

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

AM
Class of 1975

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

AB, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1974

Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation. Boston College has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, including a 75 percent increase in undergraduate applications over the past decade, to more than 34,000 for the 2,250 seats in its freshman class. During the same period, an increase in voluntary giving from alumni has helped to move the University's endowment to approximately $1.9 billion. Boston College students have also earned more than 200 prestigious academic scholarships over the past decade, including 2 Rhodes Scholarships, 4 Marshalls, 9 Goldwaters and 162 Fulbright grants.

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Jonathan Club is a private social club with a rich and progressive history. Founded in 1895, the Club's diverse member base enjoys fine dining, athletics and wellness facilities, spa services, social events and award shows. A perfected balance of historical and modern aesthetics make the Town Club and the Beach Club splendid homes for meeting friends, celebrating with family and enjoying a variety of activities.

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The mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Association is to meet the professional needs of Los Angeles lawyers and advance the administration of justice.

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Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

Career History
Partner
Current

Mayer Brown LLP provides legal services in areas of banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; U.S. Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and wealth management. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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$10K - $25K
2015

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ITS STUDENTS AN EDUCATION IN A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

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2014

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2013

CHAMINADE UNIVERSITY OFFERS ITS STUDENTS AN EDUCATION IN A COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former President of United States

$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the California Bar
Court Admission: US District Court for Southern District of California
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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