Michael E. Salzman serves as the firm’s general counsel.
In addition, Michael is active in the firm’s antitrust, art law, and copyright practices. In the antitrust arena, he has extensive experience with merger clearance in a wide variety of industries, and with respect to the treatment of intellectual property, including especially copyrights and IP pools under antitrust law. He also has extensively litigated virtually every aspect of art law, including attribution, authenticity, title, secured transaction, consignment, auction, dealer issues, and restitution of looted and stolen property, including Nazi-era claims.
Antitrust Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2003 – 2006
Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association, 2000 – 2003; 2006 – 2008
Copyright and Literary Property Committee New York City Bar Association, 1994 – 1997
Copyright Society of the USA
Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Director, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Professional Ethics Committee, New York City Bar Association (2017 – 2020, new appointment beginning August 2021)
U.S. District Courts – S.D.N.Y., E.D.N.Y., E.D. Wis., E.D. Mich., D. Col.
U.S. Courts of Appeals - Second, Third, Ninth, D.C., and Federal Circuits