Graduate, Ithaca College, 1977. Juris Doctor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1981.
Assistant United States attorney (western district) New York United States Department Justice, 1985—1992. Assistant public defender Federal Public Defender' General’ s Office, (western district) New York, 1992—1995. Assistant attorney general State of New York, 1995—1996.
Judge Erie County Family Court, Buffalo, 1996—2002. United States attorney (western district) New York United States Department Justice, 2002—2005, director, Executive Office United States Attorneys (EOUSA), 2005—2007. Partner Fulbright & Jaworski Limited liability partnership, Washington, since 2007.
Board director Young Men’s Christian Association Greater Buffalo, New York, Greater Niagara Frontier Council of Boy Scouts of America. Dean's advisory council SUNYat Buffalo Law School. Member of Minority Bar Association We.
New York (president).
Married Sheila Battle. Children: Elisse, Nicole, Michael World War II.