Mike is a trial lawyer who maintains a national practice focused on class action and whistleblower litigation. He serves on the firm's Management Committee and as chair of the Recruitment Committee.
As a litigator, Mike routinely plays a key role in some of the largest antitrust class actions in the country, including In re Delta Dental Antitrust Litigation, In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (more than $300 million in direct purchaser settlements), In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (more than $100 million in indirect purchaser settlements to date), and In re: Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Antitrust Litigation ($85 million in direct purchaser settlements).
Mike also helps whistleblowers expose fraudulent conduct that violates the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, and other federal and state laws. On behalf of his clients, he has filed whistleblower complaints with the SEC and the IRS and regularly assists the Department of Justice in investigating and litigating qui tam fraud cases across the country. He is currently leading a team of Preti attorneys and paralegals representing the whistleblower in United States and the State of Indiana ex rel. Thomas Fischer v. Community Health Network, Inc., et al., No. 1:14-cv-1215 (S.D. Ind.), in which certain of the whistleblower’s claims have settled for $345 million – the largest settlement for a case of this kind in United States history. Mike and the Preti team, along with co-counsel, continue to litigate a number of other claims in that case.
Locally, Mike defends businesses and not-for-profit organizations in commercial litigation and administrative proceedings throughout Maine, including by representing bidders in connection with the state procurement process. He also represents Maine healthcare provider organizations in connection with MaineCare and private insurer audits and administrative appeals involving the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Before joining Preti Flaherty, Mike practiced in the New York and Boston offices of WilmerHale LLP, an international law firm. He previously served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney's Office in Massachusetts. During that time, he tried a variety of cases to juries and judges, including felony narcotics distribution, felony bank theft, and a domestic violence incident.
Mike's achievements for his clients have received national recognition from both Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers.
Mike grew up in Whitefield, Maine, and now lives in the Portland area.
- Cumberland Bar Association, Board Member and Past President
- American Bar Association Antitrust Section, Member
- Complex Litigation E-Discovery Forum, Participant
Honors & Recognition
Listed as Super Lawyers "New England Rising Star" 2015 - Present
Listed in Benchmark's "40 & Under Hot List" 2019 - Present
Civic and Charitable Activities
- Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine (Omega Class)