A veteran of technology law and policy, Michael leads Mapbox’s legal work and works on business and strategy.
Prior to Mapbox, Michael was Director of Digital Learning and Legal Advisor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, where he oversaw a five billion dollar expansion of the FCC’s investment in broadband to schools, creation of the U.S.’s largest ever rural broadband extension program, and several major FCC open data efforts. Prior to the FCC, Michael led efforts to expand access to lifesaving drugs in poor countries through licensing reform and patent litigation, and he worked on copyright and consumer privacy at the Center for Democracy & Technology. On the weekend, Michael heads to the mountains. Michael graduated from Yale University and Yale Law School and clerked for Judge David S. Tatel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.