Biography

Mike is a trial lawyer who maintains a national practice focused on class action and whistleblower litigation and regulatory issues affecting healthcare providers. He serves as chair of the firm’s Recruitment Committee.

As a litigator, Mike routinely plays a key role in some of the largest 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), and In re: Farm-Raised Salmon and Salmon Products Antitrust Litigation ($85 million in preliminary 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.

Mike’s healthcare practice centers on representing hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, behavioral healthcare providers, and other organizations in connection with certificates of need, responding to MaineCare and private insurer audits, and administrative appeals involving the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Mike also assists clients with the state procurement process, having successfully represented numerous bidders in appealing or confirming state contract awards.

Before joining Preti Flaherty, Mike practiced in the New York and Boston offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, an international law firm. He previously served for six months 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, which included the negotiation of class action settlements totaling in excess of $20 million. 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.

Professional Activities

  • 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 - 2021
Listed in Benchmark's "40 & Under Hot List" 2019 - Present

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine (Omega Class)