Christopher G. Michel is an associate at Bancroft PLLC. His practice focuses on appellate litigation and strategic counseling. He has drafted briefs and motions on topics including intellectual property, administrative law, tax, federal jurisdiction, criminal procedure, the First and Second Amendments, and the Appointments Clause. He also co-teaches first-year constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. He previously served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Michel graduated from Yale Law School, where he served as a Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and an officer of the Federalist Society. His published works include There’s No Such Thing as a Political Question of Statutory Interpretation, 123 Yale L.J. 253 (2013), which received a Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing. Before law school, Mr. Michel spent more than five years in the White House as a speechwriter to President George W. Bush, ultimately serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Speechwriting. He later assisted President Bush with his memoir, Decision Points.
Mr. Michel earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Yale College, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Yale Daily News and played on the varsity golf team. He resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters.