Michael was counsel for Farella Braun & Martel, San Francisco, specializing in corporate and securities law. Michael began his career with the New York Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received his BA from the University of California. He is a member of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the ABA Business Law Section and its Section 16 Task Force and is on the Advisory Board of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP).