Michael W.O. Holihan
Michael Holihan is the founding member of Holihan Law. He received his B.S from Spring Hill College and worked as a writer with The White House before receiving his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in 1988.
Michael has for over 25 years protected the intellectual property of some of the world’s largest and most well-recognized companies. He specializes in coordinating and executing state and nationwide enforcement plans, initiating criminal and civil seizure actions, and counseling clients on cost effective anti-counterfeiting programs.
Michael is board certified as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law and has received the highest possible peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Michael is an active member of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition, and has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer and Secretary. Michael is a regular speaker and presenter at IACC and is the founder of the IACC Customs Committee and current Co-Chair of the IACC North America Task Force.
As a result of Michael’s enforcement work, he has successfully initiated well over 300 lawsuits in Federal Courts around the country to stop counterfeiters and pirates from infringing the IP of Holihan Law’s clients. Whether seeking a TRO and Seizure Order, or simple injunctive relief and damages, these actions have always been undertaken as a last resort and as part of a comprehensive approach to the enforcement issue at hand.
Michael enjoys cooking, traveling and mountain climbing, and has climbed peaks in Tanzania, Bolivia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Michael has also trekked extensively around the U.S. and Florida.