Michael brings over 25 years of experience across a breadth of legal functions. He served from 2020 to 2023 as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Trecora Resources, a NYSE-listed international diversified technology and specialty materials company based in Sugar Land, Texas. As Trecora’s General Counsel, he oversaw all legal and compliance matters worldwide for the company including the successful sale of the company to a private equity firm in 2022.
Before Trecora, from 2016 to 2020, he was the Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, & Assistant Secretary at Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 international diversified technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. In that role, he served as the lead lawyer overseeing the legal affairs for both the global $4 Billion Acetyl Chain business and the global Supply Chain organization. Prior to that role, he held several positions from 2004 to 2016 at FMC Corporation, a Fortune 1000 international diversified technology and specialty materials company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While at FMC, he served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary during which he was the company’s chief M&A and corporate counsel, and prior to that, served as division general counsel for FMC’s global Health and Nutrition division. Before FMC, he worked for the law firms of Morgan, Lewis, Bockius LLP in Philadelphia from 2000 to 2004, and Blank Rome LLP in Philadelphia from 1996 to 2000, and as a Law Clerk and Court Mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden, New Jersey from 1995 to 1996.
Michael graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, Michael serves as a current member and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross.