He is also the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division. The practice group under Mike’s leadership was chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360.
Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is "a giant of the employment bar, widely regarded as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims,” “sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations,” and "one of the best lawyers on the East Coast for financial institutions."
Mike has an active trial, arbitration, and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases. He is regularly retained by boards of directors and audit committees to conduct high exposure internal investigations of corporate wrongdoing.
Mike is presently advising major public corporations and boards of directors on ESG, and in particular, DEI and Human Capital Management initiatives and disclosures. He also has an active practice representing a number of major corporations in the defense of federal and state whistleblower claims and is the coauthor of the only extensive treatise published on whistleblowing and internal investigations, Corporate Whistleblowing in the Sarbanes-Oxley/Dodd-Frank Era.
Mike is published and quoted frequently on a variety of employment law issues in major academic and business publications, including the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, and is a frequent speaker at national and international programs. He is the outgoing management chair of the ABA International Employment Law Committee.