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Mike is the chair of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group and a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team. He is a leading lawyer in our International Trade and National Security Group. Mike has been recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global for his work in the export controls arena, and clients praise his "gift of synthesizing and summarizing an incredibly complex area of the law and putting it in layman's terms to make it digestible and easy to pass along." 


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
  • George Mason University, B.S., Finance, cum laude

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

  • Society for International Affairs
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
  • ABA Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee
  • ABA International Anti-corruption Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for USA International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, 2020-2024
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Nationwide International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, 2017-2024
  • Listed, Financier Worldwide, “Power Players: International Trade & Sanctions – Distinguished Advisors,” 2021
  • Recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as Legal Elite for Corporate Counsel 2020, 2022-2023
  • Client Choice Award for Best in Client Service, International Trade, North America (Lexology) 2014, 2017
  • Global Investigations Review 100