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Commercial litigator joins BakerHostetler

BakerHostetler has appointed Michael D Mortenson as a partner in the firm’s litigation group.

He comes to BakerHostetler from K&L Gates.
Mortenson focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. His experience includes representing public and private companies and individuals as both plaintiff and defendant through disputes involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and commercial real estate matters.
Mortenson’s trial and arbitration experience in federal and state courts includes appeals to the California Courts of Appeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for clients in a number of industries, including real estate investment trust, high-tech, financial services, private equity, clean energy, medical devices, sports and entertainment, professional athletes, entrepreneurs and private investors.
“As a firm that focuses on client service, Michael’s enthusiasm for the law and providing the highest quality of service to clients will enhance our litigation practice,” says Ray Whitman, chair of the litigation group. “When you pair this with his unique experiences as a trial attorney, he will add immediate value to our talented litigation team.”
“We’re excited to welcome Michael to our office,” says George T Mooradian, partner-in-charge of the Costa Mesa office. “His unique blend of trial and arbitration skills across a multitude of industries will be of immense benefit to our clients who rely on our nationally recognised litigation practice.”
“BakerHostetler is known for its deep bench of litigators who handle high-stakes matters across the country,” says Mortenson. “From the attorneys I’ll be working with to the national cases BakerHostetler litigates and the collegial culture, the firm is a perfect match for me professionally.” 

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