|Ph.D., 1979, Rutgers University|
|B.A., 1969, Brown University|
|Distinguished Teaching Award, Georgetown University MBA Program, 1997|
Board Member, Panim: Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership & Values
Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad
Michael works on matters involving the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. He also served as a Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Georgetown University School of Business for more than a decade. Michael's practice focuses on financial services, health care, taxes and trade.
Previously, Michael was the assistant secretary of legislative affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and senior advisor to Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. Responsible for passing the Treasury's legislative agenda into law, he coordinated the activities of the Treasury's legislative affairs staff and the staffs of the Internal Revenue Service; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Financial Management Service; the U.S. Mint; Bureau of Engraving and Printing; Secret Service; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; and Office of Thrift Supervision. Michael also coordinated the Treasury's legislative agenda with the Office of Legislative Affairs at the White House.
From 1987 to 1993, Michael served as chief of staff to former U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. He worked as a staff economist at the Joint Economic Committee from 1985 to 1987. From 1978 to 1985, Michael was an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. He was granted tenure in 1984, teaching courses in political science, public policy and political theory.
For more than a decade, Michael served on the board of Panim: Washington Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, and continues to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. He was appointed by President Clinton and re-appointed by President Bush.
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