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Mike Gaddis, Ph.D.

Associate

Dallas, TX
214-292-4046
gaddis@fr.com
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Background

Mike Gaddis is an Associate in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes complex business litigation, with a particular focus on trade secret litigation and qui tam/whistleblower litigation. He has represented public and closely held companies, as well as individuals, in areas such as trade secrets, business torts, breach of contract, whistleblower suits, copyright and trademark claims, employment disputes, and securities investigations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gaddis was a law clerk for the Honorable Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, an intern for the Honorable Sherry Radack of the First Court of Appeals in Houston, and an Associate Professor of History at Syracuse University. Mr. Gaddis also served as a visiting prosecutor at the Dallas County District Attorney’s office, where he tried several cases to verdict.

Education

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law 2009
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Ph.D., Princeton University 1999
History
with distinction


M.A., Oxford University 1993
Modern History


B.A., Wesleyan University 1992
History and Classics
with honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • Texas 2009

Clerkships

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, The Honorable Ed Carnes, 2008 - 0

Memberships & Affiliations

​Texas Law Review, Articles Editor
Texas Review of Law & Politics, Managing Editor
Federalist Society, Assistant Vice-President for Speakers (2007-2008)

Other Distinctions

Accolades
Allen Lane Roberts Presidential Scholarship Award

Publications

Arbitration Risks: Why Arbitration is Not Necessarily Better, Faster, or Cheaper Than Litigation, Fish Litigation Blog, November 2016 (co-author).

Federal Copyright Preemption of State Law Claims – Still a Powerful Defense Tool in Commercial Litigation, Fish Litigation Blog, November 2016 (co-author).

Note, “When is a Dog Really a Duck? The True-Sale Problem in Securities Law,” 87 Texas Law Review 487 (2008).

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