Co-Chair of Governor Edmund Brown Jr. Task Force to Modernize the CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
State of California
Michael Co-Chaired Governor Edmund Brown Jr.’s Task Force to Modernize the CA State Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. His duties included developing Public-Private Partnership capacity, conducting investor roadshows, and preparing the bank for incorporation into the Office of the Governor. The recommendations of the Task Force were accepted and incorporated into the I-Bank’s strategy and operations.
Clinton Global Initiative America
Michael served as an expert on P3s on a range of issues including the commitment by the AFL-CIO and AFT to invest $10 billion into US infrastructure as well as President Bill Clinton’s convening of US mayors on the usage of city based public-private partnerships.
Reinvesting in America Initiative
Michael is the founder and convener of the longstanding Reinvesting in America Initiative, bringing together US Treasury, US Departments of Defense, Transportation and Commerce, and members of Congress for small off the record meetings often in partnership with OECD, Partnership for NYC, Citizens Budget Commission, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Shearman & Sterling.
Oxford University, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Distinguished Research Affiliate
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, John and Mary R Markle Foundation Fellow
Century Foundation, Senior Fellow
NYU School of Law, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow
Michael has held a number of fellowships at leading institutions.
Ford Foundation (3 time)
Rockefeller Foundation (2 time)
Surdna (1 time)
Markle (5 time)
Arts & Humanities Research Council (2 time)
Chatham House (1 time)
Michael has been a grant awardee on a multi-year basis advancing the use of best practices in Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Banks within the US and globally through high level government advisory.
Cambridge University Press
Obama’s Bank: Financing a Durable New Deal (Cambridge)
Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Cambridge)
Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge)
Privatizing Development (Martinus Nijhoff)
The Silicon Empire (Ashgate)