Michael R. Shumaker

Mike Shumaker has 25 years of experience in commercial litigation, focusing his practice on antitrust, corporate fraud, RICO, class action defense, and U.S. trade and customs investigations. He is commonly tasked with the day-to-day management of complex, often joint defense, litigation matters.

Significant matters in which Mike has played a central role in the representation include the prosecution of retailers and wholesalers for fraudulently abusing the cigarette marketing programs of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the defense of alleged tire-caused rollovers for Bridgestone Firestone, the defense of antitrust price claims in the vitamins market for Aventis, the defense of antitrust class action wage claims for Ascension Health, and the defense of white-collar criminal matters for businessman Richard Scrushy. Most recently, Mike co-led the successful defense of IBM Corporation against RICO claims brought by a disgruntled former business partner. [1]