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Michael is counsel in Reed Smith’s Global Commercial Disputes Group, where his practice focuses on civil, criminal, and appellate litigation and related investigations.  Michael has served in several diverse roles that provide him with a deep strategic insight into resolving his client’s challenges and advancing their interests, including as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney; as counsel for civil plaintiffs and civil defendants; and as a hearing examiner, juror, and judicial law clerk.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 2006, J.D., cum laude, Staff Member (2004-05) & Senior Articles Editor (2005-06), Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy; Law Fellow (2004-05) & Senior Writing Fellow (2005-06); Student Attorney, Appellate Litigation Clinic (2005-06)
  • Cornell University, 1999, B.S., Communication, (concentrations in Law and Psychology)

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyer Section - Board Member (2013-2015)
  • Georgetown Law Strategic Planning Council
  • Georgetown Law Recent Alumni Advisory Council
  • William B. Bryant American Inn of Court, Executive Committee (2016 - present)
  • D.C. Board of Professional Responsibility, Alternate Hearing Committee Member
  • The Barristers

  • Honorable Senior Judges, Court of Appeals - District of Columbia