Spencer Gottlieb is a litigator with experience in securities, cross-border, and complex commercial litigation and internal investigations.
Spencer has represented clients in financial services, technology, energy, life sciences, and consumer products before federal and state courts and in arbitration. He was part of a three-member arbitration team that secured a complete win for the founders of a start-up company on contract claims brought by a former advisor, and was part of a team that defeated proposed injunctive relief threatening a merger in Hong Kong. Outside the courtroom, Spencer has advised companies and their directors and officers on actual and prospective regulatory enforcement actions.
Spencer’s public interest practice has included assisting clients with applications for disability and veterans’ benefits.
Spencer earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was published in and an editor for the Michigan Law Review. Spencer served as a law clerk for the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before law school, Spencer taught high school Algebra with the Teach For America program.
University of Michigan Law School
(J.D., cum laude, 2015)
Contributing Editor, Michigan Law Review
(B.S., magna cum laude, 2010)
Beta Gamma Sigma
Law Clerk to the Hon. Eric N. Vitaliano
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2018-2019
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Installation Failure: How the Predominant Purpose Test Has Perpetuated Software’s Uncertain Legal Status Under the Uniform Commercial Code, 113 Mich. L. Rev. 739 (2015)
State Bar of New York
State Bar of New Jersey
United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York