Michelle A. Mantine

Michelle A. Mantine

Partner

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude, Comment Editor, Duquesne Law Review; Katie Elisabeth Westbrook Award for Excellence (2006); Order of the Barristers (2006); ATLA Regional Trial Competition Champions (2006); Buffalo/Niagara Trial Competition Finalist & Best Advocate Award (2005); National Trial Competition Regional Finalist (2005); Carol Los Mansmann First Year Appellate Moot Court Competition Finalist (2004)
  • Washington & Jefferson College, 2003, B.A., summa cum laude, Economics, Political Science and Spanish, Phi Beta Kappa; Recipient of The Benjamin Franklin Book Prize in Economics, The Howard Goldfarb Prize in Political Science, and The J. Adolph Schmitz Prize in Languages

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Appeals - West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit

Michelle is a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, focusing her practice on competition and antitrust. Michelle handles pre- and post-merger antitrust counseling relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, complex class actions (antitrust and otherwise), responses to government investigations and subpoenas, and she advises companies on antitrust compliance issues. She also provides counseling on electronic discovery issues related to the management of complex litigation matters. Michelle represents a wide range of clients in the primary manufacturing industries — steel, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices — as well as major financial institutions, investments advisors, and health insurers.

Michelle’s background, both personally and professionally, has presented her with a unique array of opportunities, and has allowed her to develop tremendous dedication, tenacity, patience and a commitment to success. She continues to apply these attributes in every facet of her client interactions. They were pivotal to her significant complex commercial litigation experience and have allowed her practice to naturally evolve toward handling antitrust and competition matters.

In addition to her practice, Michelle has been an adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at Duquesne Law School.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith (Originally joined in 2006, Summer Associate in 2005 
    • Member, Pittsburgh Office Recruiting Committee
    • Chair, Pittsburgh Office Summer Associate Committee
    • Director, Pittsburgh Office Women's Initiative Network of Reed Smith - ReturneRS program
  • 2010 - Law Clerk to the Honorable Gary L. Lancaster, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • 2004 - Neighborhood Legal Services
    • Legal Intern
  • 2004 - Law Clerk to the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster (deceased), U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania (2009-2010)

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 PBT Fast Trackers List, Pittsburgh Business Times
  • 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2011 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, Duquesne University School of Law, Women’s Law Association

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association – Board of Governors (2008-2010)
  • Washington & Jefferson College – Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Board (2011-present)

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • American Heart Association – Go Red For Women Campaign (2007-2011)
  • Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen regional leadership through programs, partnerships and connections) – Selected for admission to its Leadership Development Initiative XXIII Class
  • Pittsburgh YWCA – Board Member (2015-2018); Secretary and Chair of Development Committee (2017)

Interests

Michelle lives with her husband, Brian, their daughter, Madeline, and their son, Henry, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. As a former marathoner, competitive figure skater and figure skating coach, she now enjoys practicing yoga, as well as taking barre and spinning classes.