Mike litigates employment disputes before state and federal courts and counsels clients on various employment issues. He takes pride in distilling complex legal problems into practical, business-focused solutions for employers and management. Mike defends clients in disputes involving wrongful termination, misclassification, discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, fraud, wage and hour, Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and other employment-related claims. His practice also encompasses advising corporate clients on employment-related compliance issues, drafting executive compensation and options contracts, and assisting with arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Before joining Mintz, Mike was a litigation associate in the employment group of a national law firm, where he focused on single-plaintiff and class action representative employment litigation and was awarded intra-firm accolades, which included top orator and top attorney in consecutive years. Earlier, he was a litigation associate at an Encinitas, California-based law firm specializing in commercial real estate and business law. He also previously worked as a staff attorney and law clerk at a national securities litigation firm based in San Diego.
During law school, Mike interned with New Media Rights, a nonprofit organization that advises creators, entrepreneurs, and internet users on intellectual property, privacy, and media law issues. He also served as an associate editor of the California Western Law Review and the California Western International Law Journal, and a research assistant to a professor.