As a former plaintiffs’ lawyer Michael knows how the other side strategizes. Having previously represented individuals in class actions across the country, he leverages that knowledge today as a defense attorney. As a member of the firm’s Class Action Service Group, Michael draws on his experience litigating claims concerning false advertising, products liability, data breaches, and whistleblower suits under state and federal False Claims Acts.
Michael speaks conversational Korean and is also experienced in sophisticated e-discovery practices. With an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems, Michael understands how to work with IT and is familiar with issues concerning ESI practices.
Membership & Involvement
- Member: Illinois State Bar Association
Resources & Insights
- SmithAmundsen Class Action Alert,
- COVID-19 and University Closures - What Institutions Can Expect as Students File Class Actions Against ThemThe Defense Research Institution's Commercial Litigation Committee Newsletter,
- Labor & Employment Law Update,
- TransUnion Hollows Out Class Members Who Have Not Suffered a Concrete InjuryTransUnion Hollows Out Class Members Who Have Not Suffered a Concrete Injury
Too often since the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Spokeo, the nexus between the intangible harms often claimed by plaintiffs in ever increasing privacy-based class actions, and Article III’s injury in fact requirement, have led courts to find an injury in fact based upon an injury in law.
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
The University of Arizona, B.S., 2012