Michael Hindus is an energy partner in the international law firm, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, with a practice focusing on renewable energy and state and federal energy regulation. He graduated from Columbia College in 1968 with a major in History, studying with James P. Shenton, Walter Metzger and David Rothman. While at Columbia he participated in the Double Discovery Program from 1966-1968. Mr. Hindus received his MA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, taught at the University of Minnesota, and published two books in American History before turning to law. He graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1979.