Michael Dube, an honors graduate of Rutgers College (1999) and Rutgers Law School (2002), is the inaugural Visiting Assistant Professor at UNH Franklin Pierce. He is a versatile and savvy litigator admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He has spent nearly two decades practicing in diverse arenas such as complex commercial litigation, bioethics, and clinical trials litigation (where he helped to pioneer a lack-of-informed-consent cause of action against sponsors of drug trials), sports law, first-party insurance coverage, and bad faith litigation, appellate advocacy (with a focus on written advocacy in federal and state appellate courts), personal injury and medical malpractice, products liability, and antitrust. He has “second chaired” numerous multi-million dollar verdicts at trial, or in arbitration, in favor of his firms' clients, and earned the reputation of rising to the moment. Since 2015, he has taught Amateur Sports Law at UNH Franklin Pierce, moderated symposia and panels at the school (including the Fall 2016 symposium on O’Bannon v. NCAA featuring Mr. O’Bannon, and the Fall 2022 panel on LIV Golf Inc. v. PGA Tour, Inc.), advised students on careers in sports law, and coached participants in sports law competitions. Michael has frequently presented to institutional review boards on FDA and HHS regulations governing human subjects research. At UNH Franklin Pierce, Michael teaches Civil Procedure, Drug Law, and Amateur Sports Law, and loves to ruminate on the enforceability of parental releases in youth and high school sports. Students selected Michael as the winner of the school’s teaching award for the 2022-2023 academic year (in a tie).
A songwriter member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2000, he has written approximately 300 songs. At the height of the pandemic, he relished the dual roles of stay-at-home dad and stay-at-home songwriter, composing lyrics and music for a musical theater piece about the pandemic, and producing an "Original Broadband Cast” recording.