Michael is Of Counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and the Government Contracts and Export Controls Group. His practice focuses on government contracts, construction, privatization, and international procurement law.
Michael has broad experience in counseling large and small supply, service, and construction clients on a variety of federal, state, local, and international government contract issues. He assists contractors, and state and federal agencies, in the privatization of government activities, including those relating to water and wastewater; environmental remediation; military housing; and roads, bridges, and highways. He also conducts due diligence investigations in connection with corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, and counsels clients on issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Michael also has considerable experience handling bid protests before the U.S. General Accounting Office, and state and federal courts; undertaking internal investigations and defending clients in matters relating to ethics matters, as well as civil and criminal false claims and fraud. His experience also includes preparing and litigating claims domestically and abroad, especially changes, defective pricing, defective specifications, environmental cleanup contracting, delay and disruption, and differing site conditions.
Michael served as the Managing Partner of the Washington, DC, office from 2011 to 2015.