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Syracuse University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude

Rutgers University, J.D., Cum Laude and Order of the Coif

Michael focuses his practice on business litigation and complex commercial litigation, including class action litigation, shareholder disputes, contract disputes, fraud claims, defending wage and hour claims, defending employment discrimination claims and restrictive covenant litigation. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal courts located in New York, New Jersey and Delaware as well as before various federal and state administrative agencies.

Michael is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of labor and employment topics for various groups, including presenting on sexual harassment prevention and wage and hour laws at the annual conferences of both the Associated General Contractors of New York (AGC NYS) and the New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS SHRM).

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Michael was a litigator at McNamee Lochner. During law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Patty Schwartz, U.S.M.J., the Hon. Morris Stern, U.S.B.J. and the Hon. Hector R. Velazquez, P.J. Ch.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, (Employment Litigation: Defense) 2019 - 2021
  • Listed, New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016 - 2018
  • Morris Gann Prize for Greatest Achievement in Evidence

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  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

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  • Leadership Tech Valley - Class of 2020
  • Albany Institute of History and Art, Trustee