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As chair of Frost Brown Todd’s Data Security and Privacy team, Mike helps clients comply with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing the proper collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. From substantial experience in navigating the world’s toughest privacy and security law to the ever-changing regulations of individual states here in the U.S., he routinely helps clients avoid risk and enhance compliance pertaining to both the GDPR and CCPA. In addition, Mike has achieved the International Association of Privacy Professionals privacy credentialing (CIPP) for both U.S. and Europe. Rounding out his practice, Mike assists clients in investigating and addressing potential data breaches as well as tackling state and federal regulations regarding health law matters.

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Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 2005, summa cum laude
Order of the Curia
Northern Kentucky Law Review, Staff Member, 2003-2004
Northern Kentucky Law Review, Symposium Editor, 2004-2005

Undergraduate School

Marshall University, B.B.A., 1996, summa cum laude

Bar Memberships

Michael is licensed to practice in the following state(s):




Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars®, 2015

CIPP/US Certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

CIPP/Europe Certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) College of Informatics – Dean’s Advisory Board (2019-present)

U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Member (2011-present)

Salmon P. Chase American Inns of Court, Barrister (2016-present)

Ohio State Bar Association (2005-present)

Kentucky Bar Association (2006-present)

Cincinnati International Association of Privacy Professionals Cincinnati KnowledgeNet Chapter, Co-Chair (2016-2018)

American Bar Association’s TIPS Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Committee, Vice Chair (2017-present)

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass – Board of Directors (2007-)

Friends of the Rose Garden Mission – Board of Directors (2018-)


Michael was invited to speak at the following events:

Kentucky Legal Marketing Association’s Corporate Counsel Panel Event (Explored trends in information governance, data privacy, and cybersecurity).  Serving on the panel with member Michael E. Nitardy were in-house counsel from Fifth Third Bank and Children’s Hospital (September 21, 2018).

Major Publications

Michael is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Protecting People from the Dark Side of ‘Smart’ Devices,” co-authored with Joseph Dehner. Published by Bringing Together the World’s Lawyers (August, 2019).

The Brief (by the American Bar Association Tort Trial and insurance Practice Section): Fraud Involving a Computer is Not Automatically “Computer Fraud.” (Vol. 46, Summer 2017)

NoteMoran, Kentucky Ass’n of Health Plans, and Davila: The (R)evolution of ERISA Preemption, 18 St. Thomas L. Rev. 139 (2005).

NoteDoes ERISA Impose on HMOs a Duty to Disclose Physician Incentive Contracts; An Examination of Circuit Splits, 31 N. Ky. L. Rev. 59 (2004).

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