“The firm has a comprehensive transition program to assist lawyers who have been elevated to partner. Through this program, I have received top notch leadership and business development assistance from senior partners and outside experts.”
- Michael Heyl, Partner, Washington, D.C.
I practice U.S. FDA law with a focus on medical device compliance. This has allowed me to work not only on regulatory issues, but also on white collar criminal matters and corporate transactional work.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I chose the firm because of its dynamic practice breadth. Hogan Lovells has a tremendous reputation for regulatory work, which is exactly what I was looking to do. The firm also impressed me with the caliber of people that I met ― each was well rounded and personable ― the type of people that people anyone would want to work with.
I expected to be challenged and to learn from some of the best in the field. I also was a beneficiary of the firm’s rotation program. I came to the firm seeking to do environmental work. However, I entered the associate rotation program and found a home in the food and drug practice area. This experience has challenged me and has far exceeded my expectations. But for the firm’s rotation program, I would not be doing what I am today.
I also have had the opportunity to meet and work with great people around the globe. As part of the partner transition program, I have met new partners from many of our U.S. and international offices. As the first class of partners elevated at Hogan Lovells, we all feel a common bond.
The firm has a comprehensive transition program to assist lawyers who have been elevated to partner. Through this program, I have received top notch leadership and business development assistance from senior partners and outside experts. These programs also have afforded me the opportunity to meet all of the new partners worldwide.
I have been involved with teaching Law Day for students at the Thurgood Marshall Academy ― a law-based charter school in Southeast Washington, D.C. Law Day is a series of interactive sessions that deal with civil, criminal, and other types of law practice. Seeing the students respond to the lessons and participate in mock trials is very rewarding. The program allows me to be a part of the community.
My career with Hogan Lovells began as a summer associate in 2001 and then as an associate in 2002. As a member of our Medical Device practice area, my focus is on post-market compliance issues, including the Food and Drug Administration’s Quality System Regulation, adverse event reporting, and field action requirements. I am a frequent speaker at medical device seminars and conferences. I am also active in the firm’s Law Day teaching program, presenting lessons on law to students at a local charter school.
Prior to joining the firm, I served as Senior Manager of Government Relations for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association. In this capacity, I represented and advocated the interests of batch and specialty chemical producers before U.S. Congress and numerous administrative agencies. I have also been involved with numerous political campaigns, including serving on the advance team of a presidential campaign in 1996.
I am an alumnus of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
In my down time, I like to spend time with my wife and three children. I also enjoy traveling and running. In 2010, I became one of fewer than 600 people to have ever completed a full marathon on each of the seven continents.