Michael P.Kenstowicz (Mike)


Pittsburgh + 1.412.394.9521

Mike Kenstowicz focuses his practice on complex litigation involving commercial disputes, alleged public nuisances, and products liability. He has experience identifying and researching key legal issues and drafting dispositive, evidentiary, discovery, and procedural motions for matters in federal and state courts.

The year before law school, Mike served as the chief research assistant to Judge Richard Posner and Professor William Landes at The University of Chicago, where he contributed research to The Behavior of Federal Judges, Reflections on Judging, the Becker-Posner Blog, and articles on mock trials and the Supreme Court's jurisprudence in business cases. During law school, he proposed revisions to Economic Analysis of Law (Ninth Edition) and provided research for an article on the federal judiciary's management of staff. Mike's empirical scholarship on judicial behavior has been published in the University of Chicago Law Review and the Temple Law Review Online.


  • Global financial institution prepares risk impact assessment concerning LIBOR transitionJones Day is reviewing enterprise-wide portfolios for a global financial institution to prepare a risk impact assessment concerning the LIBOR transition.
  • U.S. Steel defeats trespass litigation relating to Minnesota iron mining operationsJones Day successfully defended United States Steel Corporation against a lawsuit brought by a mineral rights owner alleging trespass and nuisance claims relating to U.S. Steel's mining operations along the Iron Range in northern Minnesota.
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