MICHAEL ROBERTSON is an associate in Taft's Litigation group. Before joining Taft, he spent two years as an associate in Washington, D.C., with a New York-based life sciences and financial services firm. Michael’s practice involved representing individuals and multinational corporations under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as representing state entities through all levels of litigation, from discovery through to appeals. In addition to his white collar criminal defense and litigation practices, Michael also advised clients on various cyber security concerns.
Prior to entering private practice, Michael clerked for the Hon. Stephanie D. Thacker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Hon. Jane J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before beginning his clerkships, Michael interned for the Hon. Lawrence M. Baskir for United States Court of Federal Claims and served as a legal fellow for the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Michael earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he also served as an executive editor of the Virginia Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he lettered at wide receiver for the University of Virginia football team.
Michael is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, Ohio and Virginia.
“The Government Speaks: FCPA Enforcement is Here to Stay,” with Amy Conway-Hatcher and Evan Elan, Main Justice (Nov. 24, 2013).