As Chief Executive Partner, Michael leads an executive team responsible for overseeing professional practice, client relationships and business operations in the five countries in which Allens operates.
Before becoming Chief Executive Partner, Michael was the head of the Allens Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department and a commercial litigator specialising in large-scale commercial disputes. He acted for clients in significant disputes throughout Australia and in the United States, Europe and several Asian jurisdictions. He has practised in Australia, the United States and Hong Kong.
Michael has been ranked as one of Australia's leading litigation and dispute resolution lawyers by Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
His clients have included Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Estee Lauder Inc., Export-Import Bank of the United States, Aristocrat Leisure Limited and Sports & Entertainment Limited.
Michael is the Chairman of ChildFund Alliance, an international aid and development organisation that supports children and their communities in 62 developing countries. Michael is also the Chairman of Sydney Living Museums and the Indigenous Engagement Task Force of the Business Council of Australia. He is a Board Member of the Committee for Sydney, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.