As Senior Counsel at Joiner Law Firm, Michael has represented multinational corporations in complex matters related to international trade compliance issues, including U.S. export controls, economic and trade sanctions, import and customs laws, antiboycott restrictions, and requirements related to NAFTA and other duty preference programs. Michael’s representations include filing voluntary self-disclosures and prior disclosures, applying for export licenses, responding to customs audits and conducting internal reviews for export, sanctions and import compliance.
Michael was formerly a Senior Associate in the Houston office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, where he practiced complex commercial litigation, representing numerous international clients in a wide range of matters, including anti-trust, securities, products liability, employment and contractual disputes, as well as transactional matters. Michael has substantial experience in managing large-scale litigation and review projects across multiple operating companies and business divisions for multinational clients.
Michael earned his J.D. from Baylor Law School in 2004, where he served as an Articles Editor of the Baylor Law Review, and received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas in 1999. Michael is originally from San Antonio, Texas.
Michael has authored articles, publications and papers related to his areas of practice, including:
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