Montgomery McCracken Partner Michael B. Hayes Commissioned As First Lieutenant in U.S. Army Reserves As Judge Advocate General’s Corps Officer

July 29, 2014

PHILADELPHIA–Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that partner Michael B. Hayes recently received a direct commissioned officer appointment as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves as a Judge Advocate General’s Corps (USAR JAG Corps) Officer. Hayes received his Oath of Office and was officially commissioned in May.

As part of the appointment process, Hayes attended a 6 ½-week basic officer Direct Commission Course at Fort Benning, Ga. The course included elements of land navigation, physical readiness, basic rifle marksmanship and tactics and maneuver. Phase two of training, the Judge Advocate Officer Basic Course, will take place at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Va. and will focus on the study of military law, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, operational law and administrative, contract and fiscal law. Training is scheduled to conclude in October at which time Hayes will be assigned to the 151st Legal Operations Detachment in Alexandria, Va., where he will provide legal services in support of the U.S. Army and its soldiers at Fort Belvoir, Va. His obligations to the USAR JAG Corps will generally be limited to one scheduled weekend of duty per month, plus two weeks of drill/training in the summer.

Hayes is a partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. His practice concentrates on commercial litigation, government and corporate investigations with a particular focus in the area of pharmaceuticals and related life sciences. Hayes is frequently called upon by clients and colleagues to provide legal expertise, consultation and recommendations concerning electronic discovery issues. Hayes has represented business entities and individuals in various manners of complex and routine commercial disputes, both in federal and state courts. In addition, he is well-versed in the provisions of the False Claims Act; the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act; the Anti-Kickback Statute; consumer protection statutes; and related case law.

Hayes is an active member of his community. As a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, he has held multiple leadership positions within the organization. He sits on the board of directors and serves as a pro bono lawyer volunteer on behalf of Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program and the Homeless Advocacy Project. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Temple Law Alumni Association and is a member of the Temple American Inn of Court. In 2012, the Judges of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania selected Hayes to receive the Court’s 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award for his pro bono representation of several Philadelphia families put at risk of losing their homes by the fraudulent actions of an unscrupulous landlord. In 2003, he was presented the Michael K. Smith Excellence in Service Award by the Young Lawyers Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Hayes has also been named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a “Lawyer on the Fast Track” by The Legal Intelligencer and as a State Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Hayes received his J.D. in 1998, cum laude, from the Temple University Beasley School of Law He is a 1994 graduate of La Salle University where he received a B.A. in English and was a member of the University’s Honors Program.

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