Mike R. Hayes

1020 19th St., NW, Ste. 675

Washington, D.C. 20036

mhayes@bigfirelaw.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Government, University of Maryland (B.A. 2012)

 

Juris Doctor, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (J.D. 2018) – Articles Editor,
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy

BAR ADMISSIONS

District of Columbia

PRIOR LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Regulatory Counsel, U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products (2020-2021);
Judicial Law Clerk, Superior Court of the District of Columbia (2019-2020); Student Attorney, University
of Maryland School of Law Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic (2017-2018); Law Clerk, Inovalon (2017-
2018); Law Clerk, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (2017); Judicial Intern, Circuit Court for Baltimore
City (2017); Legal Intern, Administrative Office of the United States Courts (2016)

ASSOCIATIONS AND HONORS

District of Columbia Bar, Federal Bar Association, CALI Award – Written and Oral Advocacy Recipient for Highest Scoring Student 

PRACTICE AREAS

Mr. Hayes’ practice is focused on assisting tribes, tribal members, and tribal entities in the areas of
tobacco, cannabis, and federal regulatory compliance.  He intends to expand his work in federal
regulatory law and build upon his health law background. During his time at the U.S. Food & Drug
Administration, Center for Tobacco Products, Mr. Hayes gained valuable insight into how the agency
develops policies and regulations and makes decisions regarding tobacco product compliance and
enforcement.

While in law school, Mr. Hayes served as an Articles Editor on the University of Maryland School of
Law Journal of Health Care Law & Policy and gained practical experience as a Student Attorney in the
University of Maryland School of Law Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic. He also gained experience with
the courts by working for both the federal court system and the Maryland Judiciary. In addition. Mr.
Hayes worked for a pharmaceutical company, where he focused on drug development, and for a leading
healthcare analytics company, where he performed research and advised on regulatory compliance issues
specific to the healthcare field.

 

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