Michael represents clients in all aspects of labor, employment, and education law. He often advises boards on governance and other issues, including updates to bylaws. Michael works extensively on contractual matters such as employment and enrollment agreements as well as employee and student handbooks. He represents employers in discipline and due process hearings (for both employees and students), discrimination and harassment charges, wage and hour claims, and Family and Medical Leave Act issues. He also represents clients during labor negotiations and PERB proceedings, as well as during arbitrations, administrative hearings, and litigation.
A frequent presenter, Michael has provided workshops for a number of schools and associations. He is one of the firm's most popular trainers.
Prior to joining Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Michael worked on documentary films, including the Academy Award® winner, The Long Way Home. He also worked at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.