Michael represents companies in the financial services and mortgage industries nationwide in state and federal litigation and government investigations. In addition to providing regulatory compliance advice to clients large and small, Michael’s practice includes general business and commercial litigation, including contract and insurance disputes, and defending consumer class actions, suits under state consumer protection statutes, and claims under other federal statutes, including RESPA, TILA, FCRA, the FDCPA, and the False Claims Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael was an associate in the Washington, DC office of a large global law firm, where he represented clients in complex litigation, appeals and internal investigations. Before that, he served as law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King, Senior United States District Judge in the Southern District of Florida (Miami).
Co-author, Implied False Certification Liability under the False Claims Act after Escobar, Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions (Fall 2016)
Co-author, Consumer Protection and Mortgage Regulation Under Dodd-Frank (Thomson Reuters 2016)
Co-author, High Court’s FCA Decision Will Reach Far, Banking Law 360 (March 4, 2016)
Co-author, Lenity and Deference on A Collision Course, Banking Law 360 (February 26, 2015)
Co-author, Federal Court Rejects HUD’s Sham ABA Policy, Mortgage Compliance Magazine (March 2014)
Co-author, International Legal Developments in Review: 2007, Anti-Corruption, 42:2 The International Lawyer 709 (Summer 2008)
Note, Be Reasonable! Thoughts of the Effectiveness of State Criticism in Enforcing International Law, 26 Mich. J. Int’l L. 869 (2005)