Michael H. McGinley is an associate at Bancroft PLLC. Mr. McGinley previously served as a law clerk to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Before joining Bancroft, he was an associate at Jones Day from 2010 to 2012.
Mr. McGinley’s practice focuses on Supreme Court and appellate litigation and strategic counseling. He has experience representing clients at each level of the federal courts, as well as in numerous federal administrative agencies and state courts. In particular, he has worked closely on briefs, motions, and administrative submissions involving federal jurisdiction, Chevron deference, preemption, application of the Federal Arbitration Act, challenges to the President’s recess appointments, corporate law, voting rights, and religious freedom.
Mr. McGinley also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented immigrants before the Supreme Court of the United States and the federal courts of appeals, and has secured appellate victories for individuals seeking discretionary relief from removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture.
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.