Michael serves GAP in multiple capacities. As Deputy Director of GAP's Corporate & Financial Accountability program, he investigates domestic and international cases by defending whistleblowers from within those organizations, publicizing wrongdoing and threats to the public welfare, and advocating for the reform of organization policies and legal protections. Michael's national financial accountability efforts involve casework that shows the need for effective whistleblower protections.
As International Officer, Michael focuses on strengthening program work at intergovernmental organizations, where the implementation of anti-retaliation policies is weak.
Prior to joining GAP in 2007, Michael graduated summa cum laude from Kent Law School at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, with a dual LL.M. Master of Laws degree in International Law and International Relations, and magna cum laude from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Michael previously worked as program and production manager at Codhill Press in New Paltz, New York, and assisted in program management at Citizens Campaign for the Environment in Farmingdale, New York. He also interned in the Global Policy Department at the United Nations Association of the USA and at the Supreme Court in Dutchess County, New York.
Michael has been presented numerous awards, including a town board commendation for his civil rights victory defending worker rights in Woodstock, N.Y. in 2004; the Spirit Award for his work in support of the rights to dignity and to life in the medical sector at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in 2005; and the "Achievement Prize" by the Chair of the Board of Examiners of Kent Law School in 2007 for the achievement of Kent's highest scholastic honor. Michael also authored Exceptionalism and the George W. Bush Presidency: A New Extreme Taken at the Expense of the International Rule of Law. (VDM Verlag Publishing, 2009)
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