Michael Rolek, an associate in Connell Foley's Commercial Litigation Group, has been featured by his alma mater Marist College in their "Red Fox Spotlight." The article outlines Michael's accomplishments during his time at the college, which included being a record-setting runner on the cross-country and track teams, and also a sportscaster for the men's and women's basketball teams.
After graduating from Marist, Michael joined Teach Across American, a non-profit organization that places recent college graduates in low-income areas to teach for at least two years, with the goal of eradicating the educational gap in the United States. Michael went on to teach at North Start Academy, a charter school in Newark for two years, before deciding to pursue a legal career.
In the summer of 2019, Michael submitted 10 proposed amendments to the USA Track and Field (USATF) Bylaws and Operating Regulations, collectively referred to as the Diversity Bill. Thereafter, Michael was appointed to USATF Association’s Task Force on Engagement and Inclusion, aimed at increasing diversity and engagement within the sport and USATF’s local governing bodies.
Michael has also received acknowledgement in his legal career with his inclusion in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch,” one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.
Please visit Marist College's website to read the full article.