(At-Large Director)

IP Partner, Wiggin and Dana

Michael focuses on all areas of intellectual property law, providing his clients with full- service IP expertise that ranges from patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation to IP-related transactions – including licensing and monetization – to helping companies to protect and reap maximum value from their own innovations and brands. In addition to being a Partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, he also Co-Chair’s the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Assets Group and Chairs the firm’s Trade Secret Group. He is also a member of Wiggin.

Michael writes and speaks extensively. His articles have appeared in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine, LEXIS, Thomson/Reuters, Practical Law Company, IP Law360, Bloomberg/BNA, Managing IP Magazine, The National Law Review, and elsewhere.

Michael also has assumed various leadership positions in the IP bar. He was the founding Chairman of the New York IP Alliance (NYIPA) in 2021, heads the New York Chapter of the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council (IIPCC), and serves as Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES).

A member of the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Michael has been the keynote speaker at conferences addressing topics such as diversity and mentorship. Michael is a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness in the legal profession and the world at large and is the Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer of Lawyering While Human and serves on the Communications Committee of The Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) and as an Associate Member of the NYC Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program Committee. Michael received his J.D. magna cum laude from New York University School of Law.