Michael is Ariel’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Head of Fund Governance. In his role, Michael leads legal and governance matters pertaining to Ariel’s commingled investment products, including drafting, filing and maintenance of offering and governing mutual fund and private fund documents, coordination and preparation of all mutual fund board meeting materials and reporting, and drafting and negotiation of all fund service provider agreements. Before joining Ariel, he served as the Associate General Counsel of Resolute Investment Managers, Inc. following other in-house roles. He began his career as an attorney in the investment management group of K&L Gates LLP. Beyond Ariel, Michael serves as an alumni mentor to current students at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and is an active member of his local church. Michael earned a BS in psychology from Michigan State University and a JD from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.