Mike represents, defends and advises corporate and individual clients in all aspects of white collar criminal matters, government investigations, corporate internal investigations and complex civil litigation. Mike has handled many high-stakes and high profile matters throughout his career as a defense attorney and prosecutor. In private practice, he has represented business leaders, public officials, licensed professionals, companies and institutions across many industries in a wide and diverse range of matters that could result in legal, business, financial, and reputational harm. Mike’s work is at both the state and federal level, and he represents clients at all stages of law enforcement and regulatory investigations and proceedings, as well as in complex civil litigation. He also provides general counseling guidance to clients in crisis situations. While a federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Mike prosecuted a variety of white collar crimes, but specialized in corporate fraud investigations and prosecutions. In 2004, he received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Financial Integrity for his work in the corporate fraud arena. As a result of his combined defense and prosecutorial background, Mike brings a substantive, procedural, and practical perspective and analysis to all cases in order to ensure a successful result, whether through trial or a favorable pre-trial resolution.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1993
University of Rochester, B.A., 1990
summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
New York, 1994
Washington, D.C., 1996
Partner (2012 - Present)
Greenberg Traurig LLP | Albany, NY
Shareholder (partner) (2007-2012)
United States Department of Justice | Washington, D.C.
Committee on Character and Fitness, Third Judicial District, Member
Federal-State Judicial Advisory Council, Member
New York State Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Honors & Awards
Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Financial Integrity (2004)
Best Lawyers of America® (2010 - 2018), Lawyer of the Year (2013, 2017) Recognized for Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar
BTI Consulting Group, Inc., Client Service All-Star (2018)
Super Lawyers,Upstate New York (2011 - 2017)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
Bethlehem Youth Hockey, Board Member and Learn To Play Coordinator
Frequent lecturer and panelist on wide range of issues, including responding to government investigations; attorney client privilege; handling high-profile cases; corporate fraud; negotiating plea agreements; Department of Justice policies and procedures; and trial strategies and tactics. See Mike’s news & insights for more.