Hon. Michael Krasnow

Following graduation, I moved back to Washington, D.C., to serve as a trial attorney for the Federal Communication Commission’s Office of General Counsel. During my 12 years there, I litigated a number of cases before the federal district and appeals courts and federal administrative agencies. One high point was securing a unanimous decision in our favor on the issue of corporate personhood before the U.S. Supreme Court in Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T Inc., 562 U.S. 397 (2011). I also had the pleasure of serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the civil division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

In 2012, I was appointed a United States Administrative Law Judge with the Social Security Administration. I was assigned to the Jacksonville, Florida Hearing Office for two years, where I was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of living on the beach, while also perfecting my boogie board skills. The whirlwind began soon after–I married my wife, Alejandra (in La Paz, Bolivia, a story unto itself) and transferred back to the Washington, D.C. Hearing Office, where I remain today. Since then, I have served as a National Trainer for two groups of new federal Administrative Law Judge classes.

More importantly, I am blessed with two daughters, now ages 4 and 6 months. So outside of work there is very little down time–it is not uncommon after a day of hearings for me to come home to reenact scenes with Elsa and Anna from Frozen, sing “My Little Pony” songs, and change a few diapers. We live on a lake in Virginia, so I also spend time swimming, fishing, paddle boarding, and boating. My oldest daughter and I recently took her giant inflatable unicorn out for a cruise, attracting some attention from the water patrol, who confirmed we were of sound mind and in full control of our vessel 🙂

I am looking forward to catching up with all of you at our 20th reunion.

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