Michael represents clients as lead or Delaware counsel in litigation primarily in the District of Delaware in a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on web-based technology, networking, biotechnology and consumer products. Representative clients include Amazon.com, Aruba Networks, Bayer Healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Cisco Systems, Denon, f’real Foods, Gillette, GoPro, Nespresso, Orbitz, Rite Aid, RSB Spine, Sprint, Staples, Symantec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Trend Micro, UCB, and Xilinx. As of 2019, he has represented clients in more than 200 intellectual property cases.
Chambers USA recognized Michael as an “associate to watch” in 2016 and 2017, and as “up and coming” in 2018 and 2019 for Delaware Intellectual Property. Michael devotes a portion of his time to pro bono matters and serves on several Morris Nichols committees, including its Diversity and Recruiting Committees.
Prior to law school, Michael worked as a consultant on public policy and legislative advocacy on local, state, and national issues with an emphasis on technology, environmental issues, and strategic business development. For several years, he hosted a public affairs radio program on Delaware’s leading news station, and frequently appeared on radio and television news shows.
As an entrepreneur, Michael has owned and managed several businesses, including an Internet applications firm that developed web solutions for Fortune 500 companies, regional banks and national retailers. In that role, Michael gained technical experience in web-based solutions for customer retention and integration between online and bricks-and-mortar businesses.