Mike is a partner with McGuireWoods LLP and a senior vice-president with McGuireWoods Consulting. He helps clients develop strategies to address complex public policy challenges. He is a seasoned operative who understands how to integrate direct lobbying, grassroots campaigning, communications, and digital media to achieve results.
Viewed by his clients as a trusted advisor, Mike helps to lead the firm's multi-state national practice, working with clients across the country as they interact with governors, attorneys general, state legislators, and regulators. He has a wide bandwidth exposure to numerous and diverse industries (healthcare to energy to tech to transportation) and regularly interfaces with legal and corporate executives. In addition, Mike works with private equity investors and portfolio companies to help them understand the implications of state-level policy decisions and market trends for their investment and business decisions.
In the spring of 2015, Mike raised $63,000 in 70 days for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year campaign. As a part of this effort to raise awareness and money for LLS, Mike was “pushed” out of an airplane at 11,300 feet by a 1st grader who was fighting leukemia. Yes, he is scared of heights.
McGuireWoods Consulting LLC ("MWC") is a wholly owned subsidiary of the McGuireWoods LLP law firm. From time to time, various McGuireWoods lawyers provide non-legal services to MWC clients, but MWC cannot provide legal services or advice. Therefore, any work MWC performs for a client does not give rise to an attorney-client relationship or privilege. Should you require legal services from McGuireWoods, as well as consulting services from MWC, you must engage the law firm separately.
Representation of an energy company in efforts to create community grassroots support for a mining and milling operation in Virginia.
Representation of a healthcare trade association to build a coalition of business, community and patient advocacy leaders to advocate for federal public policy.
Representation of a company involved in a $2.1 billion transportation public private partnership by executing a grassroots and online advocacy program to raise community awareness about the project.
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Member, Republican National Lawyers Association
Covenant Woods Board of Directors, Board Secretary, March 2014- Present
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Virginia Chapter, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2016- 2018
Board of Conservation & Recreation, Virginia, 2013- 2017
Virginia Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyers Division, Town Hall Committee, 2013- 2016
Director, Governor’s Commission on Government Reform & Restructuring, 2010-2011