Michael Mallow is a highly experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in complex litigation matters, including cases related to economic product defects, unfair competition, false and deceptive advertising, business torts, privacy, entertainment and intellectual property. He has defended consumer protection actions and investigations initiated by the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Communications Commission, as well as numerous state enforcement agencies. Michael has served as the State Bar of California’s outside counsel on issues related to its member programs.
During his more than 17 years of representing clients in consumer protection matters, Michael has been at the forefront of many significant consumer protection issues, including defending the first enforcement action prosecuted by the FTC related to the National Do Not Call Registry, securing a major automotive industry victory before the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit mooting injunctive claims for relief brought by private plaintiffs following a product recall, and convincing the West Virginia Supreme Court that Internet classified ads constitute an express invitation for the purposes of defeating a federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action. Michael regularly counsels clients on marketing and advertising issues and has substantial experience in the automotive, dietary supplement, telemarketing, electronic mail marketing, consumer products and payment processing industries.
Michael has received multiple accolades including “Privacy & Consumer Protection MVP” by Law360 (2012), “BTI Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group (2012), being named in Southern California Super Lawyers in Class Action/Mass Torts, Business Litigation and Civil Litigation Defense (2005–2014), Chambers USA’s America's Leading Lawyers for Business in California Litigation: General Commercial (2012–2015), The Legal 500 US in Marketing and Advertising, (2012–2013), The Legal 500 US in Technology: Data Protection and Privacy (2013), the Highest “AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)” Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Recipient, the President's Volunteer Service Award from the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, being named a “Top 20 Under 40,” Daily Journal (2005), and a Rising Star, Southern California Super Lawyers (2004).
Michael earned his J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law, where he was the associate editor of The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics. He graduated with a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.