Evans Bancorp names Michael A. Battle to its board
Mr. Battle is a partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Washington, D.C. and a member of the firm’s litigation department. His primary practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, white collar criminal matters and appeals.
Mr. Battle has extensive legal experience in both public service and private practice. As a director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, he provided administrative oversight for all 93 U.S. Attorneys and served as a liaison between the Department of Justice and other federal agencies.
As a U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, Mr. Battle was the chief federal law enforcement officer for 17 counties in Western New York and participated in the Attorney General’s subcommittee on civil rights, U.S. sentencing guidelines, and white collar fraud. He also served as a judge for Erie County Family Court in Buffalo, N.Y.
In private practice, Mr. Battle has provided counsel on numerous cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Healthcare Fraud, the False Claims Act, and disadvantaged business regulatory violations, in addition to his current focus.
Mr. Battle holds a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College.
He is admitted to practice law in the state of New York, District of Columbia, United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for Western and Southern New York.
Mr. Battle is filling the vacancy left by the December 2015 retirement of Kenneth C. Kirst. ■