Michael Gross joined OGC in July 2011 as the Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Services. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Haverford College in Haverford, PA, and holds a masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. In a life before the law, he worked as an editor for a trade publisher and wrote seven books on popular computer utility programs. In 1994, he received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and began his professional career as a law clerk in his home state of New Jersey. He then worked for seven years as an associate, then a partner, at the Cooper Levenson law firm in Atlantic City, where he divided his time between an appellate practice and a regulatory practice before the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. In 2004, he joined the federal government as an attorney with the National Indian Gaming Commission, and in 2007, he was made Associate General Counsel for General Law. He is an avid reader and collector of books who spends much of his free time in awe of his wife and two children.