Michael (Mike) S. Stanek focuses his practice on white-collar and securities defense, government investigations, anti-corruption compliance and political law. He represents corporations, boards and individuals in a variety of enforcement matters, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the federal securities laws and regulations. He is highly skilled in designing, managing and executing global internal investigations and investigations before numerous government enforcement authorities. Mike also counsels clients with respect to corporate compliance policies, procedures, training and due diligence.
Mike previously served as counsel to US Senator Mazie K. Hirono on the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Federal Rights and Agency Action. Mike also advised Senator Hirono on a wide range of hot-button issues, including data privacy, cybersecurity, financial services regulation, intellectual property, immigration, civil rights and campaign finance reform.
While in law school, Mike was a George Washington Scholar, a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and a Deans Fellow. He was also notes editor for the Public Contract Law Journal.
Following law school, Mike was seconded to a firm client in the tech industry, where he focused on securities, intellectual property and corporate transactions. He also served as a legal fellow with an immigration advocacy organization, focusing on legislative and regulatory reform.