Practice Areas

  • Appellate Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Class Action Defense
  • TCPA Litigation and Compliance


Harvard Law School

  • J.D. 2015,
  • magna cum laude
  • Executive Editor, Harvard Law Review

Georgia Institute of Technology

  • B.S. Computer Science, 2012 with highest honors
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2012 with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits

Michael S. Qin

Michael is a member of KCO’s complex commercial litigation and class action defense team. Prior to joining KCO, Michael served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia and as an Honors Program Attorney at the Federal Communications Commission, worked at two nationally recognized law firms, and clerked for then-Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Tenth Circuit.

Michael has participated in all stages of litigation, including drafting pleadings, briefing summary judgment, taking depositions, and conducting evidentiary hearings. He also has extensive appellate experience, having filed dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate courts across the country. Michael has argued four cases in the federal courts of appeals and prevailed in all of them.

Michael attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude, and serving as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Prior to law school, Michael graduated from Georgia Tech with a double major in math and computer science, both with highest honors.

  • Successfully obtained dismissal with prejudice of TCPA claim against a health insurance company.
  • Represented companies in several industries against TCPA class actions.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company defending its patent protections for an innovative opioid-
    dependence treatment product in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
  • Represented a cloud-computing company in pursuing antitrust claims against a healthcare data firm.
  • Provided pro bono representation to elderly tenant in a security deposit dispute with landlord.
  • United States v. McDonald, 43 F.4th 1090 (10th Cir. 2022)
  • United States v. Castaneda, 997 F.3d 1318 (11th Cir. 2021)
  • Mind Bubble, Inc., Board Member and Secretary
  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee