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Michael M. Briley

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1325
Fax419.241.6894
mbriley@slk-law.com

Assistant

Julie Sobczak
Direct419.321.1317
jsobczak@slk-law.com

Michael M. Briley has served as lead counsel in numerous antitrust and trade regulation and transportation law cases and provides regular antitrust and transportation law counseling for clients involved in a variety of domestic and international industries such as glass, consumer products, industrial products, chemicals, transportation, health care, building products, and scientific products.  He regularly provides corporate counseling in the areas of antitrust compliance and risk avoidance, mergers and acquisitions and litigation avoidance, as well as national and international transportation law issues.  His involvement in civil antitrust litigation includes issues of monopolization, exclusive dealing, predatory pricing, mergers and price discrimination.  He has also served as lead counsel in criminal antitrust cases representing both corporations and individual defendants.

Mike currently serves as outside General Counsel to a national trade association and several international companies and he has practiced extensively before federal and state trial and appellate courts and various regulatory agencies, including The Antitrust Division of The United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Surface Transportation Board.

Mike has lectured extensively to Bar and business groups and authored numerous law review articles and other publications on trade regulation and transportation law topics.

Mike has been an Ohio Bar Examiner since 1997.

Honors

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Community Service Award
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - 2014
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Antitrust Law Section of the Ohio State Bar Association, Chairman (2017); Section Vice-Chairman (2016); Board of Governors, former Chairman
  • American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Sherman Act, Health Care and Transportation Committees
  • International Bar Association
  • Ohio State Board of Bar Examiners
  • Conference of Freight Counsel
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law, University of Toledo College of Law (2014 - )

News Releases

Publications

06.29.2016"The Ubiquitous Most Favored Nations Clause: Old Wine in New Bottles"
11.23.2015"What to Do When the Government Comes Calling"
11.23.2015"Your Drivers Are Now Your Employees: Independent Contractors Under the New Labor Paradigm"
12.01.2014"Antitrust Compliance Programs:  Their Need and Operation"
06.30.2010"Antitrust Law Update"
12.01.1996"Price Discrimination Under The Robinson-Patman Act," 27 Univ. Toledo Law Review 2
08.15.1996"Tying Arrangements In Contemporary Franchise Relationships," The Antitrust Counselor, Business Laws, Inc., Issue No. 20
1993"Covenants Not To Compete And Litigation To Protect Trade Secrets," 20 Kentucky Law Review 241
1992"Antitrust Compliance Manuals For Business And Professionals," Practicing Law Institute, (Co-author)
1990"Antitrust For Business," Practicing Law Institute, (Co-author)
06.01.1985"Franchise Termination Litigation; Comparative Analysis," 16 Toledo Law Review 891
1985"Antitrust Litigation Forums"
06.01.1984"Dealer Restraint Litigation Trends In The Sixth Circuit," 9 Dayton Law Review 409
12.01.1981"Litigation Forms Manual For Complex Cases"

Newsletters

Events and Presentations

05.01.2014"Antitrust Compliance Programs: Their Need, Design and Operation," Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention, Columbus, Ohio
04.17.2014"Railroad Liability Under the Antitrust Laws; Keogh, Ex Parte No. 711 and the Fuel Surcharge Litigation," Glass Producers Transportation Council (GPTC), Alexandria, Virginia
03.14.2014"Coordination of Credit and Finance Terms and Availability: Risks and Strategies Under the Antitrust Laws," National Association of Credit Managers (NACM), Orlando, Florida
10.02.2013"Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs: Their Need, Design and Operation," Charlotte, North Carolina
11.01.2011"Predatory and Discriminatory Purchasing Behavior Under the Antitrust Laws," American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
10.28.2011"Remedies Against Predatory Buyers Under the Antitrust Laws," Great Lakes Antitrust Law Institute
11.14.2008"Recognizing And Avoiding Price Discrimination Claims In Today’s Environment," 42nd Annual OSBA Antitrust Institute, Columbus, Ohio
11.02.2007"Volvo, R.J. Reynolds and FOK:  The Current Status of Robinson-Patman Act Litigation in the Sixth Circuit," 41st Annual OSBA Antitrust Institute, Columbus, Ohio
09.01.2007"Motor Carrier Regulation After Re-Regulations," Glass Producers Transportation Council
11.01.2006"Antitrust Regulation of Transportation and the Keog Exemption," American Chemistry Council
10.01.2006"Railroad Common Carrier Liability: A History," National Industrial Traffic League
01.01.2005"Antitrust Exemptions and Their Continued Viability," American Bar Association
01.01.2004"Dual Distribution Pricing Under the Antitrust Laws," ACC
01.01.2002"Antitrust Compliance Issues and Solutions," American Bar Association
01.01.1999"Structuring A Corporate Antitrust & Ethics Compliance Program," Chemical Manufacturers Assoc., Phoenix, Arizona
01.01.1999"Department of Justice Merger Policy at The Millennium: The Return of the Jedi," Ohio State Bar Association Antitrust Institute, Columbus, Ohio
09.01.1995"Use Of Motions For Summary Judgment In Antitrust Cases: An Update," Ohio State Bar Association Annual Antitrust Law Institute, Columbus, Ohio
01.01.1994"Dealer Termination Litigation Issues And Tactics," Ohio State Bar Association
01.01.1993"Antitrust Compliance Programs," Ohio CLE Antitrust Institute, Columbus, Ohio
01.01.1993"Surveys And Information Sharing Between Health Care Providers," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute, Washington, D.C.
03.01.1992"Health Care Antitrust Law: A Primer," Ohio State Bar Association
01.01.1992"Antitrust Compliance Programs," Ohio CLE Antitrust Institute, Columbus, Ohio
01.01.1992"Antitrust Health Care: Cutting Edge Issues," American Bar Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
01.01.1992"Antitrust Issues In Closing The Medical Staff," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute
01.01.1992"Responding To Federal Antitrust Investigations," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute
01.01.1992"Responding To Government Investigations," American Bar Association
01.01.1991"The Antitrust Audit," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute, Washington, D.C.
01.01.1991"Corporate Compliance Program Designs," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute
01.01.1990"Antitrust Enforcement In Health Care," American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Washington D.C.
01.01.1990"Responding To Government Investigations," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute, Washington D.C.
01.01.1990"Litigation Avoidance and Containment Techniques for Pension Plan Fiduciaries," Edison Electric Institute, New York, New York
01.01.1989"Corporate Compliance Program Designs," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute
01.01.1989"Dealer Termination Litigation: Recent Developments," Ohio State Bar Association, Annual Antitrust Law Institute, Columbus, Ohio
01.01.1989"Defending Government Investigations," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute, Washington, D.C.
01.01.1988"Handling Complex Litigation: A Practical Guide," Ohio State Bar Association, Annual Antitrust Law Institute, Columbus, Ohio
01.01.1988"Health Care Antitrust Compliance," National Health Lawyers Association Antitrust Institute, Washington, D.C.
01.01.1986"White Collar Criminal Trials: Considerations And Techniques," Ohio State Bar Association

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Ohio State University College of Law, 1969
  • B.A., with distinction, Miami University, 1966

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1969

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