Michael Weed, partner in the Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, is based in the Sacramento office. Mike focuses his practice on general commercial litigation.
Mike is experienced and effective in bet-the-company litigation, but his first focus is always to keep his clients out of litigation or to resolve it favorably and quickly when litigation is unavoidable. He has significant experience in a variety of substantive areas, including commercial contract and business disputes, trade secret misappropriation, false advertising and unfair business practices, environmental compliance and litigation, Proposition 65, and administrative enforcement proceedings. Mike has been a lead trial attorney in both civil and criminal matters.
Mike also has unique and in-depth expertise defending constitutional and statutory challenges to public finance projects on behalf of state and local agencies throughout California. Over the past 15 years, he has successfully prosecuted and defended dozens of validation actions, in both trial and appellate courts, confirming the legality of public finance transactions involving a variety of projects, including sports stadiums, convention centers and critical infrastructure.
Mike was a summer associate with Orrick in 1997, and an associate from 1998 through July 2000. He then joined the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted numerous misdemeanor trials. He returned to Orrick in February 2001 to continue his civil practice.