Michael H. McGinley is an associate at Bancroft PLLC. He joined Bancroft from Jones Day, where he practiced from 2010 to 2012. Mr. McGinley previously served as a law clerk to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Mr. McGinley has experience representing clients at each level of the federal courts, as well as in numerous federal administrative agencies and a number of state courts. In particular, he has worked closely on briefs, motions, and administrative submissions involving issues of federal jurisdiction, Chevron deference, application of the Federal Arbitration Act, challenges to the President’s recess appointments, and unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act.
In addition, Mr. McGinley has represented various states regarding voting rights issues. He has successfully guided clients through the “preclearance” process required for jurisdictions covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and he has successfully defended states in litigation challenging their redistricting and voter identification legislation.
Mr. McGinley graduated from Harvard Law School, where he served as the Supreme Court Chair of the Harvard Law Review and as an Assistant Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he received the Willis D. Nutting Award for the Program of Liberal Studies student who contributed the most to the education of his peers.
Mr. McGinley has published several scholarly works, including Textualism as Fair Notice, 123 Harv. L. Rev. 542 (2009), which has been cited in other journals including the University of Chicago Law Review.