- Appellate Litigation
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Class Action Defense
- TCPA Litigation and Compliance
- Employment Litigation
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
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits
- Georgia Supreme Court
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 motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, taking depositions, and conducting witness examinations in evidentiary hearings and at trial. 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, two of which resulted in precedential opinions.
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 health insurance company.
- Successfully negotiated a satisfactory individual settlement in a do-not-call class action after obtaining bifurcation of discovery.
- Provided compliance and regulatory advice to client engaged in telemarketing through calls and emails to consumers.
- Represented pharmaceutical company defending its patent protections for an innovative opioid-
dependence treatment product in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
- Represented cloud-computing company in pursuing antitrust claims against healthcare data firm.
- Represented companies in several industries against TCPA class actions.
- Successfully recovered security deposit for elderly tenant in pro bono representation.
- Successfully obtained complete dismissal of fraud and contract claims against client law firm after filing demurrer.
- 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 Treasurer
- Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee