Michael is a St. Andrew’s School graduate of the Class of 2000. He is a graduate of Yale (B.A., Political Science) and University of Virginia (J.D.). He started his career in private practice, first with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, and then Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and later moved to the public sector, serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, IL, until 2016. Currently, Michael is a stay-at-home parent, supporting his wife Kate, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He, his wife Kate and his son Thomas reside in Chicago.