Mike is a collegiate sports attorney and the managing member of the firm's Kansas City office. He is the founder and chair of the firm's collegiate sports practice.
Mike's practice is concentrated on the representation of colleges, universities, athletics conferences, associations and individuals in NCAA infractions, eligibility and compliance-related matters. He has appeared on behalf of NCAA member clients before NCAA committees more than any other private practitioner. Mike's clients number well in excess of 100 of the top intercollegiate athletics programs in the country.
Before joining Bond, Mike co-founded the Slive/Glazier Sports Group, the first sports law practice concentrating exclusively in the representation of colleges and universities in NCAA-related matters. Prior to that, he served seven years on the NCAA staff where, in addition to his primary responsibilities involving infractions, compliance and legislative matters, Mike also served as staff liaison to the American Football Coaches Association and the Postseason Football Committee. He has authored several published articles on collegiate sports law and the NCAA and is a frequent speaker for both athletics and attorney organizations.
Mike is listed in and has been cited by the Sporting News as one of the 50 most influential people in sports and has been the subject of feature articles in Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education and numerous other publications.