Michael is counsel in 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 reductions in force, WARN Act requirements, and mergers and acquisitions. Further, Michael’s practice includes the counseling of both commercial and entertainment industry clients on employment policies and pay compliance.
- 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.
- Reed Smith's Pro Bono Honor Roll (2014)