Christopher Michail is a Los Angeles native from the San Fernando Valley. Mr. Michail received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations from the University of Southern California (USC), and a Master of Science (MS) in Global Affairs from New York University (NYU). Mr. Michail also received a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Prior to law school, Mr. Michail worked in the humanitarian and development field for a variety of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and non-profits in Cameroon, Guinea, and the UN headquarters in New York City. Mr. Michail also worked as a Care Manager at Housing Works in Brooklyn, serving hundreds of homeless and low-income clients throughout the five boroughs. It was during his tenure in care management that Mr. Michail learned the value and impact of legal advocacy for his clients related to housing, health care, and public benefits.
Throughout law school, Mr. Michail worked for a vast array of organizations, including the USAID Office of the General Counsel, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS), and at Oxfam America’s Legal and Shareholder Advocacy division. He also served on the board of several student organizations, including the Hastings Public Interest Law Foundation (HPILF), the Tenderloin Council, Hastings Employment & Labor Law Student Association (ELLSA), and as a Staff Editor for the Hastings Journal of Crime and Punishment.
Mr. Michail’s passion in employment law comes from his own personal experiences in workplace discrimination, whistleblowing, and retaliation. Mr. Michail remains committed to protecting the rights of employees as provided by worker protections laws at federal, state, and local levels, and aims to effectively litigate and advocate for the rights of Bibiyan Law Group’s clients.