Michael Denbow is a member (partner) in the Louisville office and Chair of Stites & Harbison's White Collar Practice Group. Michael focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and other government and regulatory matters. He handles matters in federal and state courts throughout the southeast and represents clients when dealing with such government entities as the Department of Justice, the FBI, the SEC, and the CFPB, among others. Michael also routinely represents professional athletes and entertainers in contract negotiations, business advice, and litigation matters.
by Adrian Cruz, Law360.com, July 24, 2023
by staff writer, Attorney At Law Magazine, July 19, 2023
by Mark Glover, Fox56news.com, July 6, 2023
NIL 101: The Revolution of Name, Image, and Likeness
Speaker, Stites & Harbison Thirsty Thursday, March 23, 2023
How to Deal with RAC Audits Related to Alleged Fraudulent Billing
Co-presenter, KAHCF Annual Meeting, November 16, 2022
by Russ Brown, The Lane Report, September 15, 2022
Responding to and Defending Government Investigations: What to do When the Government "Knocks" On Your Door
Revenue Cycle and Compliance Summit, First Healthcare Compliance, June 23, 2022
Louisville Business First, June 2, 2022
Level Playing Field: Attorneys, like former University of Louisville football player Jake Eldemire Smith, are tackling name, image and likeness rights in search of a fair deal
by Laurel Deppen, Louisville Business First, March 25, 2022
by Mark Green, The Lane Report, September 2021
By Rachel Scharf, Law360.com, August 11, 2021
Responding to and Defending Government Investigations: What to do When the Government “Knocks” On Your Door
Kentucky Bar Association Corporate House Counsel, Webinar, February 10, 2021
Responding to and Defending Governmental Investigations: What to Do When the Government 'Knocks' On Your Door
Practical Implications and Concerns of the Criminal Referral Process
Title Agencies Did Not Violate RESPA Affiliated Business Rule
White Collar Practice Group, Firm Chair (2023-present)
Louisville Office Business Litigation Service Group, Leader
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Member
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board Member
Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Michael worked at GE for three years as a program manager in the Warranty Management Division. Michael also participated in the firm's summer associate program in the summer of 2007. Outside of the practice of law, Michael and his wife, Ali, have four kids: Gracie, Jack, Henry, and George. While the kids account for most of his spare time, he still finds time to live and die with University of Kentucky football and basketball as well as the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-21)
Louisville Magazine Top Lawyers (2016)
The United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division (“Division”) announced a new program—called the Compensation Incentives and Clawbacks Pilot Program (“program”)—that will shift the burden of corporate financial penalties away from shareholders and onto culpable corporate employees.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 19, 2023)—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Michael Denbow has been named Chair of the firm’s White Collar Practice Group.
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stites & Harbison, PLLC, 400 W. Market Street, Suite 1800, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Join Michael Denbow on March 23rd for this Thirsty Thursday networking event in our Louisville office to learn more about the Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) topic!
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Revenue Cycle and Compliance Summit is an online half-day workshop to provide convenient education with CEUs and CLE for professionals. Stites attorneys Sarah Spurlock and Michael Denbow will be presenters at this Summit on June. 23, 2022.
Next month, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (“OHSAA”) member schools will vote on whether to allow high school athletes to be paid for the name, image, and likeness (“NIL”). If approved, Ohio will join Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, and Utah, which already allow high school athletes to profit from their NIL. Other states, like Tennessee and Mississippi, recently amended their NIL statutes in a manner that will likely allow for NIL in high school sports.
On July 1, 2021, several state laws allowing student athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness (“NIL”) went into effect. The NCAA also adopted an interim NIL policy allowing student athletes in any State to receive monetary compensation for their NIL.
With Governor Andy Beshear’s June 24, 2021 Executive Order, Kentucky joins a growing minority of states allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Effective July 1, the Order applies to student-athletes at all postsecondary institutions in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Department of Corrections is not immune from the same pandemic issues faced by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As of December 4, 2020, the Department of Corrections ("DOC") operated 14 correctional institutions with 10,000 inmates. At the time of this writing, 2,895 inmates and 456 employees have tested positive for the virus; 24 inmates and three employees have died. The numbers could have been worse.