Michael J. Hooi joined the firm as an associate on October 12, 2009 after completing a 2008-09 judicial clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, for the Honorable Charles R. Wilson. Mr. Hooi graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005, where he earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy in three years, was selected to be an Arts & Science College Scholar, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2008, he earned a law degree at the University of Florida Levin College Law. While in law school, he interned at the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich. He served as a managing editor of the Florida Law Review and published twice in its sixtieth volume. He was also a teaching assistant in first-year legal writing courses and a business law course at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.