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Larry J. Saylor, FCIArb

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Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D. 1976

Ohio State University, M.C.R.P.

Miami University, Ohio, A.B. 1970

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • District of Columbia Circuit
  • Sixth Circuit
  • Seventh Circuit
  • Tenth Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan
  • District of Columbia
  • Northern District of Illinois

Larry Saylor litigates complex business disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, and in domestic and international arbitration. 

He handles antitrust, trade secret, consumer protection, franchising, and dealer law matters, including class actions, injunctions, and appeals. He has resolved highly technical matters involving computer software, pharmaceuticals, health care, and product design. Larry also counsels clients on antitrust, franchising and dealer law issues, and acts as an arbitrator and mediator. 

He is an adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where he teaches a course on franchising and dealer law. Larry served as chair of the Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and Article Editor of the Michigan Law Review, and writes and speaks regularly on antitrust, franchising, business torts, and arbitration.

In a case that made front-page news, Larry served as co-counsel for a major computer company involved in a billion-dollar-plus dispute with a rival over antitrust and intellectual property claims. The case was successfully settled.

Before joining the firm, Larry was Law Clerk to The Honorable George E. MacKinnon, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit.

Representative Matters

Honors

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review Distinguished Brief Award, 2014

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow

Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Antitrust Law 2005-present; Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Intellectual Property 2013-present

Michigan Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2007-present

DBusiness Magazine, Top Lawyers, Antitrust, 2010

Who's Who in America

Who's Who in American Law

University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif; Michigan Law Review, Articles Editor

Miami University, cum laude

Ohio State University, with Distinction

Professional Activities

American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals (Commercial, Large Complex Case, and Franchising Panels), Arbitrator

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section; Forum on Franchising; Litigation Section; Dispute Resolution Section

State Bar of Michigan, Antitrust, Franchising and Trade Regulation Section, Chair, 1994-1995; Vice-chair, 1993-1994; Secretary, 1992-1993; Treasurer, 1991-1992; Council Member, 1987-1991; Appellate Practice Section, Council Member, 2012-present; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section

District of Columbia Bar Association

International Franchise Association

Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association, Commercial case evaluator

Wayne Mediation Center, mediator

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Local Rules Committee, 1998-2001

Federal Bar Association, Detroit Chapter

Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Leadership Detroit XI

Detroit Economic Club

Canada-U.S. Business Association

Teaching

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2011-present, teaching course on franchising and dealer law

Military

United States Air Force, 1970-72, Administrative Officer

Speeches

What Business Model Should I Be: Franchisor or Other Options, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Franchising Conference, 2012 

Compelling Arbitration and Enforcing Awards Under the New York Convention, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and State Bar of Michigan, International Law Section, 2011

Oral Argument (Moderator), Michigan Appellate Bench Bar Conference, 2010

International Arbitration, Automation Alley, 2007

Antitrust Compliance, National Association for Credit Management, 2006 and 1999

Getting Your Opponent's Attention Before Trial: Creative Ways to Seize the Moment, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section (teleconference), 2004

Drafting Sales Representative Agreements, State Bar of Michigan and Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1998

The Price Is Right, Antitrust Developments Affecting Negotiations Between Providers and Payors, State Bar of Michigan and Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1997

Dealer, Franchise and Sales Representative Termination, Michigan State Bar Association and Michigan Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1993

Dispute Resolution for Franchise Claims, American Arbitration Association, Michigan Region, 1993

Distributing Your Products and the Antitrust Laws, American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Association, 1993

Publications

Books

Michigan Civil Procedure Before Trial (Co-Author), West Publishing, 2003 (3 vol. treatise)

Litigating the Commercial Case (Co-Author), Michigan Inst. for Continuing Legal Ed., 1992

Articles

"Commentary: The 'Big 3' of Chinese international arbitration," (Co-Author), Michigan Lawyers Weekly, October 5, 2012

"Compelling Arbitration and Enforcing Awards under the New York Convention in U.S. Courts," Michigan International Lawyer, State Bar of Michigan, International Law Section, Spring 2012

"High Court Considers Future of Class Arbitration," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, February 8, 2011

"Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, September 17, 2010

“Michigan Sales Representative Statute” (Co-Author), Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Bar Association, 1994

"Are You Violating Antitrust Laws," Michigan Hospitals, Michigan Hospital Association, 1992 

"Antitrust Issues in Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures," International Legal Strategy, 1992 (in Japanese) 

"Dealer Termination Litigation," Michigan Bar Journal, Michigan Bar Association, 1987

“Annual Survey of the Law: Civil Procedure” (Co-Author), Wayne Law Review, Wayne State University, 1984

“Condemnation Blight” (Note), Michigan Law Review, University of Michigan, 1975

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