Judge Bios

Harvey, G. Michael

Appointed: February 13, 2015

G. Michael Harvey was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge on February 13, 2015.  He received a B.A., cum laude, from Duke University in Political Science and Religion in 1989.  In 1993, he received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Following law school, he was a litigation associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C., from 1993 to 1997.  In 1997, Judge Harvey joined the National Courts Section of the Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney where he litigated complex commercial cases before the Court of Federal Claims, the Court of International Trade, and the Federal Circuit. In 1999, he joined the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.  In that capacity, he was responsible for a wide array of civil matters, including employment discrimination, FOIA, federal tort and contract claims, Bivens claims, and challenges to agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act. In 2003, he moved to the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted criminal cases in both the Superior Court and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. For the past 7 ½ years he served in the National Security Section of the United States Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted high-profile cases involving espionage, terrorism, export violations, alien smuggling, unauthorized disclosure of classified information, threats against high-ranking officials, and cybercrime.