Mike is a partner in the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in the Washington, D.C., office. He represents clients in a wide range of industries on issues relating to import and export controls, economic sanctions, and related trade and national security laws and regulations. Mike’s clients include industry leaders in private equity, insurance, defense manufacturing and service providers, health care (pharmaceuticals and equipment), transportation, commercial manufacturers, education, and telecommunications.
Mike focuses his practice on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), and the various embargoes and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Mike’s experience on these issues includes investigations (internal, administrative, and congressional), licensing, compliance program design and implementation, training, and strategic planning. He also has experience in related trade and national security issues, including money laundering, import and Customs issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Exon-Florio (“CFIUS”), and the NISPOM (classified information).
In addition to private practice, Mike clerked for the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. A former litigator, Mike has trial experience in Virginia and D.C. state courts.