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Michael S. Etkins

Michael S. Etkins


Philadelphia, PA

Michael S. Etkins is the director of litigation for the firm. In this capacity, he is responsible for all administrative aspects of the firm's largest practice area.

In addition, along with the Litigation Section leaders, he manages the day-to-day business operations of the Section and directs the implementation of its strategic plan. This includes: setting competitive billing rates, crafting and approving alternative fee arrangements, managing work flow and capacity levels, implementing the firm's performance review and compensation programs, managing all expenses relating to the operation of the section, assisting with section business development efforts and training of the section's attorneys and professional staff.

Prior to joining Buchanan, Michael worked for a national law firm in Philadelphia as the practice group administrator the firm’s Environment & Energy, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Labor & Employment and Real Estate Practice Groups. Michael also served as a business development manager for the Labor & Employment Group.

He began his legal career as a legal assistant focusing on mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions.