Michael J Borden

Associate Professor of Law

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 was an attorney with Leboeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., in its New York and Paris offices from 1998 through 2001, when he entered the LL.M. program at New York University. He represented clients in a wide range of business transactions. Professor Borden will teach Contracts and Corporations this year. He is currently serving as an Assistant to the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL 2804. 

Professor Borden serves as a mediator and arbitrator, and has also served as an expert witness in numerous cases involving shareholder rights, corporate fiduciary duties, and contract law. 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:

Mergers and Acquisitions 
Commercial Law 
Agency and Partnership 

Professional Affiliations:

American Law Institute 
American Bar Association - ADR Section 
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - ADR Section 
Federal Bar Association - Member, Board of Directors 
FINRA Arbitrator 
William K. Thomas American Inn of Court - Past President 
Cleveland Opera Theater, Vocalist, Board Member



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