Michael H. Selter (In Memoriam)

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Mr. Selter, a founding partner of Manelli Selter PLLC, passed away in March 2016.

Mr. Selter was a partner at Graham & James for five years. At Manelli Selter PLLC, Mr. Selter was involved in all types of civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. He had particular expertise in commercial disputes, trademarks and trade secret litigation, employment litigation and product liability matters.

Mr. Selter also had substantial experience in government and construction contracts. He handled air disaster cases, False Claims Act lawsuits and FTC antitrust litigation.

During law school, Mr. Selter was an editor of the Law Review and the Arthur Littleton Legal Writing Instructor and received the G. Newton Greene Memorial Prize in Torts. From January through May 1980, Mr. Selter was a Visiting Professor at the College of Law of the University of Iowa, where he taught Contracts, Legal Writing and Advanced Civil Procedure.

Mr. Selter was the co-author of “Do the Sale and Manufacture of Replacement Parts Infringe the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s Patent and Trademark Rights” in Intellectual Property Today, December 1999 and of “Protecting Rights in Intellectual Property” (published in French), in the French-American Chamber of Commerce’s Nouveau Guide deI’Implementation Aux Etats-Unis(1989). He was the author of “Abuse of the Grand Jury Process,” in the Handbook on Antitrust Grand Jury lnvestigations prepared by the ABA Section on Antitrust Law (2d ed. 1988). Mr. Selter also co-authored “Filibuster Halts Product Liability Reform Act” in Korean Business News, July 1994 and authored “Selecting Forums for Disputes”, Special Report on Commercial Litigation, Legal Times, October 25, 1995. He was a member of the Intellectual Property, Torts and Insurance Practice and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association.