After an appellate clerkship and time as a prosecutor in the District of Columbia, Mike joined the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Having served as Assistant Director of the Division of Enforcement, Mike left government service and entered private practice where he initially specialized in representing companies, directors, officers, accountants and underwriters in class action securities litigation and SEC proceedings.
Over 30 years ago, Mike’s practice shifted to the representation of insurers in complex coverage and litigation issues. He focuses on Directors and Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices Liability and Fiduciary Liability issues.
Mike’s practice is nationwide and he has handled litigation in state and federal courts around the United States and argued numerous appeals in federal and state appellate courts in cases involving securities law and insurance issues.
Apart from domestic coverage issues, Mike has handled cases involving European and Asian companies. In fact, he was sent by one of his insurer clients to assist the defense barrister in the trial of the first securities class action in Sydney, Australia. Additionally, Mike was asked to participate in the drafting of a brief to the Privy Counsel (then the highest Court in England) from a decision on an insurance matter from the highest court in New Zealand.
Mike has often spoken to various audiences including lawyers, brokers, claims handlers and insureds on current topics in securities litigation and insurance law throughout the United States and Western Europe.
During law school, Mike was a member of the executive committee, as well as, Research Editor for Georgetown Law School’s Law and Policy in International Business Journal.