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Michael F. Dearington

Mike focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and government investigations and enforcement.
Michael Dearington, Associate, Washington, DC at Arent Fox LLP

Mike counsels clients on matters involving the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and federal securities laws, as well as complex commercial litigation and white-collar defense matters. He frequently writes and speaks on these subjects, and his work has appeared in or been cited by such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BNA, and various law reviews. 

Mike clerked for Judge José A. Cabranes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review. He holds a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information security clearance. He also previously served as an extern in the US Attorney’s office for the District of Connecticut, and worked as a legal assistant at an international law firm. 

Mike currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of DC Young Lawyers Section, and previously served on Arent Fox’s Associates Committee. 

Publications, Presentations, & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

Mike’s past awards and recognitions have included:

  • Albert E. Arent Pro Bono Award
  • Member of team awarded 2015 Detained Children’s Champion Award by Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
  • Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Executive Editor; also voted “Best Blogger” Award
  • Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review (ELPAR), Articles Editor
  • Chris Lantz Memorial Outstanding Service Award
  • Dean’s List; Dean’s Scholar