Michael represents corporate and individual clients on a wide range of complex commercial litigation and insurance recovery matters involving hundreds of millions of dollars in potential recoveries.
Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge, Michael litigated high-stakes insurance disputes on behalf of policyholders at Gilbert LLP. Michael also advised clients pursuing trade and investment opportunities in Cuba for Gilbert LLP’s subsidiary, Reneo Consulting LLC, where he facilitated the first import of Cuban goods to the U.S. in over fifty years.
Michael received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Saint Louis University before becoming a Fulbright Scholar to Freiburg, Germany. He received an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he focused on international law, economics, and negotiation. Michael received his J.D. from The George Washington University and is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.
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Complex Commercial Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Trade and Investment
U.S. Sanctions Regulations
Litigated in multiple state courts on behalf of a multinational auto parts manufacturer to obtain insurance coverage for thousands of underlying asbestos-related claims.
Secured a settlement in favor of a class of policyholders against a major life insurance company accused of violating its policies.
Secured an arbitration ruling in favor of a major food producer to obtain product contamination insurance for an adverse publicity event.
Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a healthcare services company related to insurance coverage under and errors and omissions insurance policy.
Secured Cuban Government permissions for multiple performances in Cuba by major U.S. and international musicians on behalf of U.S. concert promoter.
J.D., The George Washington University
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Fulbright Scholar: Freiburg, Germany
B.A., Saint Louis University
District of Columbia Bar
State Bar of New York