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 Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation (more than $300 million in settlements to date), In re: Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation (more than $100 million in settlements to date), In re: Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Antitrust Litigation ($85 million in settlements). He also helps whistleblowers expose fraudulent conduct that violates the False Claims Act and other federal and state laws. On behalf of his clients, Mike 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.
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. Since 2019, Benchmark Litigation has named him to its “40 & Under Hot List” for his accomplishments in the field of antitrust litigation. Super Lawyers has consistently listed him as a “New England Rising Star.”
Mike grew up in Whitefield, Maine, and now lives in the Portland area. Prior to moving home to Maine, he and his wife completed a trip around the world, visiting countries in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
- 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)