Michael focuses on intellectual property litigation and appellate-level disputes, representing clients in federal courts and agencies throughout the United States and in state court in Minnesota. He is involved in all aspects of complex intellectual property cases, from investigation and preparation of the complaint through trial, post-trial, and appeal.
Michael’s practice centers on patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement, unfair competition claims, and trade secret misappropriation. He has a technical background in chemistry and has represented clients in a wide variety of fields, including chemical technologies, consumer products, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and software.
Outside the firm, Michael volunteers for the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, providing pro bono assistance in administrative law matters. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he taught intellectual property appellate advocacy.
While in law school, Michael served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kermit E. Bye on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He received the A. Harold Weber Award for outstanding achievement in the art of oral argument and was a member of the Notre Dame New York Bar Appellate Moot Court Team.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling, playing classical piano, and cheering for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.