Michael is an associate at Ciresi Conlin LLP. He served as a law clerk to Judge Diana E. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and to Judge Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael worked as a summer associate at Covington & Burling LLP and as a summer law clerk at the American Civil Liberties Union. Before law school, Michael taught eighth grade math and science as a Teach for America Corps Member in East Palo Alto, California.
Michael graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, wrote an award winning brief in the Ames Moot Court Competition, and received numerous dean’s scholar prizes for outstanding course work. He graduated first in his class from Northwestern University.