Michael H. Knight Esq.

Jones Day
Knight, Michael H.

Mike Knight, a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including mergers, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, distribution issues, price discrimination, monopolization, and intellectual property restraints. He has experience in both the government and the private sector and routinely represents clients before federal and state antitrust agencies and federal courts. Representative clients include Axiall Corporation, Cintas Corporation, Hertz, and Reckitt Benckiser.

From 2003-07, Mr. Knight served as an assistant director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he headed the Bureau's Mergers II Division, overseeing hundreds of investigations, including the Blockbuster/Hollywood, Sony/BMG, and Brocade/McData transactions. He was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division from 1997 to 2000. In private practice before joining Jones Day, Mr. Knight represented technology firms Adobe, NVIDIA, and Synopsys, among other clients.

Mr. Knight currently serves as a vice chair of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law's Health Care & Pharmaceuticals Committee. He has held various leadership positions in the section over the past 12 years. He writes and speaks frequently on antitrust enforcement topics.  He earned his B.S. and J.D. from George Mason University.

He is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 21-6th, Manual of Federal Trade Commission Practice.  This portfolio volume examines in detail the practices and procedures employed by the Federal Trade Commission in administering the Federal Trade Commission Act. The analysis outlines the missions and structure of the Commission and describes its functions. The description of Commission functions includes a discussion of enforcement policy and the issuance of advisory opinions and industry guides. It also discusses the process of enjoining conduct that may be deceptive or that may constitute unfair competition, including the premerger Hart-Scott-Rodino process, the decision to start an investigation, the means used to conduct an investigation, cooperation with other agencies and state and foreign governments, the decision whether to issue a complaint, injunctive proceedings, consent orders, cease-and-desist orders and appeals to the Commission. It goes on to discuss the rulemaking process for trade regulation rules. The Commission's remedial and compliance functions are also examined.