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Michael is a member of Reed Smith's Labor and Employment Group, focusing on defense of employers in state and federal court. He has extensive experience defending against wage and hour class actions, collective actions, and Private Attorney General Act suits, as well as claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Michael has successfully represented clients in all phases of litigation, including investigation, discovery, law and motion, mediation, trial, and appeal. Michael also advises clients on a wide range of compliance issues, including California’s paid sick leave law, WARN Act requirements, and union negotiations. Further, Michael’s practice includes the counseling of both commercial and entertainment industry clients regarding employment policies and pay compliance.

Awards & Recognition

  • Reed Smith's Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, 2013, J.D., Production Editor for the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs; Mock Trial Distinguished Advocate
  • Elon University, 2010, B.S.

  • California