Prior to joining Stanford, Michael clerked for the Hon. Clifford L. Klein, Dennis Landin, Elaine Lu, Gus T. May, Michael C. Small, and Maria E. Stratton of the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. He was the General Counsel Fellow at New York University's Office of General Counsel.
He received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.A. in political science, cum laude, from Johns Hopkins University. He was a Quorum Editor and Staff Editor of the N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He is admitted to practice in New York and California.