Mike concentrates his practice on aviation regulatory matters and advises clients, which include U.S. and foreign airlines and other aviation entities, on the full array of aviation laws and regulations, including those enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He advises clients on economic and code-sharing authority, international routes, frequencies and traffic rights, antitrust immunity, export controls and sanctions, aircraft registration, taxes and fees, airport slots, rates and charges, consumer enforcement, safety and security, unmanned aircraft systems (drones), and compliance with ICAO standards.
Mike also assists with maritime regulatory matters and advises clients on various U.S. maritime laws (e.g., the Jones Act) and on foreign maritime laws (e.g., the Republic of Liberia).
Prior to joining the firm, Mike was an associate with a national law firm in Washington, D.C., where he focused on transportation regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, Mike worked at the FAA and as a DOT Honors Attorney. As a DOT Honors Attorney, Mike completed rotations with the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
Mike earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.