Before joining Weil, Michael was a litigation associate at another major law firm, where he led sensitive investigations relating to corruption and financial fraud allegations, among other sophisticated topics. He has represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, the SEC, the CFTC, FINRA, numerous state Attorneys General, and non U.S. enforcement agencies. Michael has also represented clients in multidistrict litigation arising from allegations that car manufacturers and their suppliers manipulated the results of diesel vehicle emissions tests.
Michael received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New York Law School, where he was a Harlan Scholar and Public Service Scholar, and received a B.A. from Fordham University. Prior to and throughout law school, he worked as a Senior Analyst in the Investigations Division of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.