Michael is a partner at DLA Piper US LLP. Michael focuses his practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as brand management and counselling, domain name disputes, social media enforcement and counselling, scam activities, and unfair competition law. His practice spans the globe, representing clients in clearance, counseling, prosecution, enforcement, and licensing matters and in assisting clients in protecting their intellectual property rights through litigation and other means, including in federal court, the TTAB, and through domain name dispute resolution procedures.
Michael regularly advises large, multinational clients in the areas of brand enforcement and management, with particular experience in the fields of restaurants, hospitality, fitness, business consulting, financial markets, and life sciences. He has helped his clients litigate disputes in courts and administrative agencies in on every populated continent, and he develops, handles, maintains and enforces large intellectual property portfolios. He also works closely with start-up and emerging growth clients, identifying brand development goals and strategies from seed funding stages through product development and roll out both domestically and internationally.
During law school, Michael was a summer associate for DLA Piper, a judicial intern for Judge Judith Gische of the New York Supreme Court, and a law clerk at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Prior to practicing law, Michael worked in the field of television news as a producer for WGRZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Buffalo, New York. In his media career, Michael has experience with major market broadcast facilities such as Fox News Channel in New York City and KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California.
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School
- B.S., Ithaca College