Michael Scanlon


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Education and Clerkships

J.D., Stanford Law School, 2010

Ph.D., Japanese Literature, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2004

B.A., East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1994, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


District of Columbia


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii


Michael Scanlon is a litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of antitrust, environmental, and international trade litigation. Michael represented an upstart sports league in an antitrust case that settled favorably. He also was the lead associate on a trial team that secured a substantial jury award in a trade secrets case involving a method to prevent domain name abuse. Before joining Haynes and Boone, Michael participated in a successful month-long federal jury trial and some high-profile internal investigations in Hawaii.

In addition, Michael served as counsel for the Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission, and he was a teaching assistant for a seminar on white collar crime at the University of Hawaii. Having thoroughly enjoyed his time as a research assistant to Professor William B. Gould IV, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Michael volunteered to be a contributing editor for Chapter 16 of "The Developing Labor Law," 6th edition, Bloomberg BNA, 2012, as well as the "2013 Supplement" and "2014 Cumulative Supplement" to that treatise.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “California’s Prop 65: Case Studies and Compliance Strategies,” speaker, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Webinar Series, February 27, 2019.
  • “State Action Immunity After North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners,” author, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Compliance and Ethics Spotlight newsletter, Winter 2017.



Are You Ready for Proposition 65 Changes? Three Immediate Steps to Take.

Proposition 65 is a 1986 California right-to-know law requiring businesses to provide “clear and reasonable” warnings of potentially harmful exposures to chemicals appearing on the growing list maintained by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. New regulations detail required warnings specific to a wide variety of places and products, such as those for service stations, designated smoking areas, and enclosed parking garages, as well as those for food, prescription drugs, vehicles, and beverages.

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