Michael provides counsel to businesses on all aspects of employment law, partnering with business clients to strategically address employment issues in order to minimize legal risk and the impact on the company’s operations. Michael works closely with human resource professionals, in-house counsel, and executives on a daily basis to address potential discrimination, wage and hour, employee discipline, and termination issues. Michael also provides guidance to businesses under investigation or being audited by state or federal regulatory agencies such as the EEOC or DOL, and he has extensive experience negotiating and drafting employment contracts, noncompetition agreements, handbooks, voluntary separation programs, and separation agreements.
In addition to providing guidance and advice on compliance issues, Michael has over 25 years’ experience defending businesses in state and federal courts (in multiple jurisdictions) and administrative agencies (such as EEOC, RICHR, MCAD) on both individual and class action employment claims, such as claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation, misclassification and wage and hour violations. He has also defended and prosecuted numerous lawsuits concerning the enforcement of noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure of trade secrets agreements.
Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Bucknell University, B.S.