Calvin K. May

Calvin K. May

Associate, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

With five years of pharmaceutical industry experience working on clinical trials, Mr. May brings a business-oriented approach to his commercial litigation practice. Mr. May litigates in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, representing clients in the pharmaceutical, construction, insurance, financial, software, and aviation industries, among others.

Mr. May attends to all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration on a broad range of substantive matters for corporate clients in areas that include contract disputes, business torts, restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty claims, professional negligence, fraud, professional service corporation shareholder and limited liability company litigation, and other complex business claims.

Selected to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, Mr. May is involved in all stages of the litigation process, including first-chair arbitration experience. Mr. May has extensive experience advising clients on risk exposure, drafting pleadings and written discovery, drafting dispositive and non-dispositive motions, taking and defending depositions and negotiating settlements. Mr. May also has substantial experience in seeking emergent and expedited proceedings involving injunctive relief.



Rutgers School of Law - Newark (J.D.)

  • 2008 National Moot Court Appellate Team (Northeast Region Semi-Finalist
  • Nathan N. Schildkraut Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy
  • Best Brief – 2008 Albert Cohn Appellate Competition
  • Dean’s Merit Scholar
  • Moot Court Board

Cornell University (B.A.)

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

State of New York

State of Connecticut

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

John C. Lifland American Inn of Court for Intellectual Property and N.J. Federal Court Practice

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable James M. Munley, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA, 2009-2011