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Mike R. Ertel

Practice Innovation & Knowledge Attorney

New York

Phone: 1(212) 318-6686
Fax: 1(212) 230-7686


Mike Ertel is a Practice Innovation & Knowledge Attorney based in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Ertel leads the Innovation and Knowledge programs for the Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences and Healthcare groups where he works closely with practice group leadership, attorneys, and other professionals to identify their innovation needs and implement bespoke solutions. Mr. Ertel employs design thinking, empathy, and change management principles when running pilots, implementing tools, and encouraging user adoption. Mr. Ertel also works on high level knowledge initiatives where he assesses internal knowledge needs and identifies, collects, organizes, and delivers internal knowledge to attorneys that help them deliver better and more efficient work product.  

Prior to joining the firm’s Practice Innovation and Legal Solutions department, Mr. Ertel was a partner at a New York firm with 15 years of experience in general and intellectual property litigation.  Mr. Ertel has taught science and analytical skills classes at two universities and lectures, writes, and is active in the Legaltech community.  


St. John’s University School of Law

  • Juris Doctor, June 2001
  • St. John’s Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
  • Admiralty Law Practicum, Associate Editor
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award

Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York

  • Masters of Arts in Biology, with distinction, August 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 1996




New York Bar


St. John's University School of Law, J.D. 2001
Hofstra University, M.A. 1999
Hofstra University, B.A. 1996