Professional Biography

Michael A. Sherling Associate



Michael Sherling counsels clients in technology transactions, communications, privacy and data security law. Adept at understanding changing technology as well as client needs, Mike drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial contracts on behalf of major telecommunications and technology companies, including privacy policies and terms of use. He has experience representing clients in arbitration of business disputes. Mike also has conducted surveys on the privacy laws of 28 countries and has dealt with matters involving unfair and deceptive practices and anticompetitive conduct, including matters involving advertising claims and practices, business opportunities and financial practices.

Mike has firsthand experience clerking at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He has also written on a variety of topics, including cybersecurity, the Internet of Things and network neutrality.

Professional Leadership

  • Young Lawyer Representative for the Consumer Protection Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Member

Related Employment

  • Chambers of The Honorable Robert A. Zarnoch, Maryland Court Of Special Appeals, Annapolis, MD, Judicial Clerk, 2015 - 2016
  • Chambers of The Honorable Andrea M. Leahy, Maryland Court Of Special Appeals, Annapolis, MD, Judicial Clerk, 2014 - 2015
  • Office of Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC, Law Clerk, 2014
  • Office of Chairman Julius Genachowski and Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division (PSHSB), Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC, Law Clerk, 2013



Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • Illinois

  • Maryland


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.,
    cum laude
    , 2014,
    Senior Articles Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal
  • Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, 2007