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Michael represents financial institutions, hedge funds, energy and commodity companies, and trade associations in a variety of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. He advises clients on various matters associated with the Commodity Exchange Act, the Federal Power Act, and the Natural Gas Act, and the federal securities laws. This includes advising clients on the application of rules and regulations promulgated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Michael also represents clients in investigations by the CFTC, FERC, SEC, and self-regulatory organizations and assists with transactions in commodities including power, natural gas, precious and base metals, virtual currencies, and agricultural products.


  • George Washington University Law School, 2015, J.D., with honors, Articles Editor, The George Washington Law Review, Moot Court Board
  • Florida State University, 2012, B.S., magna cum laude

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida

  • Energy Bar Association - Member
  • ABA Derivatives and Futures Law Committee - Member
  • D.C. Bar Sub-Committee on Futures and Derivatives - Member