Michael H. Knight

Mike Knight advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, distribution issues, price discrimination, monopolization, and intellectual property restraints. He has experience in both the government and the private sector and routinely represents clients before federal and state antitrust agencies and federal courts. Representative clients include Axiall Corporation, Cintas Corporation, Hertz, and Reckitt Benckiser.

From 2003 to 2007, Mike served as an assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he headed the Bureau's Mergers II Division, overseeing hundreds of investigations, including the Blockbuster/Hollywood, Sony/BMG, and Brocade/McData transactions. He was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 1997 to 2000. In private practice before joining Jones Day, Mike represented technology firms Adobe, NVIDIA, and Synopsys, among other clients. [1]