Michael J Borden

Professor Emeritus

Office: LB 111

p. 216-523-7419




B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1992 
J.D., New York University, 1998 
LL.M., New York University, 2002

Brief Bio:

Professor Borden currently serves as Assistant to the Federal District Court and Counsel to Special Master David R. Cohen in MDL 2804 - In re National Prescription Opiate Litigation.

He teaches Complex Litigation, Contracts and Corporations, as well as other business and commercial law courses.

Professor Borden serves as a mediator and is an arbitrator on the AAA Commercial Panel. He has served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving shareholder rights, corporate fiduciary duties, and contract law.

He was an attorney with Leboeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., in its New York and Paris offices from 1998 through 2001.

Professor Borden is a member of the Advisory Group for the Northern District of Ohio and serves as the Chair of its ADR Committee. He is a past president of the William K. Thomas American Inn of Court and a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter.

Professor Borden is a member of the American Law Institute.

Honors and Awards:

Wilson G. Stapleton Award for Faculty Excellence - 2017
University Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence - 2016
Faculty Member of the Year - Elected by Students - 2013, 2016

Research Interests:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Corporate Governance
Contract Law and Theory

Teaching Areas:

Complex Litigation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Commercial Law
Agency and Partnership

Professional Affiliations:

American Arbitration Association - Commercial Panel
American Law Institute
American Bar Association - ADR Section
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - ADR Section
Federal Bar Association - Member, Board of Directors
FINRA Arbitrator
Northern District of Ohio - Member, Advisory Group; Chair, ADR Committee
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court - Past President
Cleveland Opera Theater, Vocalist, Board Member



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