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Michael F. Tubach

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA


Michael Tubach is managing partner of O’Melveny's San Francisco office and a member of the White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations and the Antitrust and Competition Practices. Michael focuses on civil litigation and whitecollar criminal defense. He represents individuals as well as large public companies in criminal, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, and class action disputes. His trial experience includes over 35 trials and 20 appellate arguments. Chambers USA (2009) states that Michael’s “reputation as a top-flight trial lawyer for criminal antitrust litigation and cartel work continues to grow, enhanced by his representation of clients such as eBay, Honeywell, Northwest Airlines and Hynix.”

He also was named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” and a leader in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in San Francisco magazine. Michael has served as Chair of the firmwide Pro Bono Committee.

Illustrative Professional Experience
- Counsel for Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. in industry-wide criminal antitrust investigations and numerous related civil actions into the Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), Static Random Access Memory (SRAM), and Flash markets
- Counsel for eBay in purported class action by sellers alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization related to the online auction and online payment business - - Counsel for Hertz Corporation in antitrust class actions relating to the California Travel & Tourism Commission (CTTC)
Counsel for DeGussa Corp. (now Evonik) in criminal antitrust investigations and related civil actions
Counsel for individuals in multiple criminal antitrust investigations
Counsel for Chemtura Corporation (formerly Crompton) in various federal and state civil actions alleging price fixing across an array of chemical products
Counsel for Honeywell International, Inc. in antitrust class action alleging monopolization in certain alleged thermostat markets
Counsel for Capital One Financial Corporation in purported class action alleging conspiracy to fix over-limit and late payment fees
Counsel for Special Committee of Board of Directors of Mercury Interactive relating to dating of stock options
Counsel for Ford Motor Company in multiple consumer class actions, including Chamberlan v. Ford Motor
Company, brought on behalf of 90,000 California owners of Ford vehicles alleging certain defects
Counsel for several former CEOs of public companies in various criminal actions, SEC enforcement actions, securities class actions, and derivative actions
Counsel for Golf Trust of America in fraud and breach of contract arbitration, resulting in $6.7 million award in favor of client
Counsel for former Young Presidents Organization member in criminal and SEC enforcement action, resulting in dismissal of insider trading charges
Counsel for United Airlines in internal investigation and civil action arising out of an employee’s theft of spare parts, resulting in recovery of $3.4 million to client
Counsel in multiple internal investigations representing companies and individuals

Professional Activities
Law Clerk, Honorable Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1989-90
Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, 1990-91
Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington, D.C., 1991-97
Member, Judiciary Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
Lecturer, First-Year Criminal Law, Fall 2002, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; Guest Lecturer, White Collar Criminal Exposure from the Perspective of a Convicted Criminal, Stanford Law School, Spring 2004; Guest Lecturer, Defense and Prosecution of White Collar Crime (Insider Trading), Boalt Hall School of Law, Fall 2003, Fall 2004; Frequent panel speaker on various legal issues, including at the Practicing Law Institute, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the California State Bar’s Antitrust Section
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