Michael DeJesus is an Associate at Buffone Law Group PLLC. Michael is an experienced litigator, both leading litigations and working as part of a larger team at BLG. He is committed to advocacy and leverages his experience in both public interest and government settings for the benefit of whistleblowers and other firm clients. He is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia.
He previously interned for AARP Foundation Litigation, Government Accountability Project, and the Whistleblower Office of the CFTC. Prior to attending law school, Michael was the Public Interest Advocacy Fellow at The Anti-Fraud Coalition (formerly Taxpayers Against Fraud), the nation’s largest and premier bar association of False Claims Act whistleblower attorneys. As a student at the George Washington University Law School, Michael participated in the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic and was a member of the Federal Communications Law Journal.
Michael completed his undergraduate studies at American University in Washington, D.C., graduating cum laude and with University Honors, receiving a B.S. in Economics with Minors in the Chinese Language and International Studies.
HONORS & AWARDS
GW Law, Class of 2022, Phi Delta Phi Award: Member of the graduating Juris Doctor class who demonstrated excellence in the areas of professional responsibility, ethics, and jurisprudence.
Strategic Use of the False Claims Act in Combatting Customs Fraud, 89 False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review 1-21 (Jul. 2018)
Fighting fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic: A CSR-based approach, Corporate Social Responsibility Blog (June 2, 2020), https://corporatesocialresponsibilityblog.com/2020/06/02/covid19-fraud-and-csr/
Note, Stitching a Privacy Patchwork Together-for Now: The Constitutionality of State Privacy Regulations Under the Dormant Commerce Clause, 74 Fed. Comm. L. J. 199-221 (2022), available at http://www.fclj.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/74.2-Final-1.pdf