Michael Freilich received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgetown University, his law degree from Louisiana State University, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.
He has over 27 years of Federal civil rights experience with the Census Bureau, US Department of Transportation, US Coast Guard, and the FAA in roles of increasing responsibility. At the FAA’s Office of Civil Rights, Mr. Freilich has previously served as the National External Civil Rights Program Manager, then Director of DBE Compliance on a nationwide basis, and now as the Director of the National External Operations Program.
In his current position, he is directly responsible to the Assistant Administrator for Civil Rights for managing all facets of comprehensive and complex national Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Title VI programs. Mr. Freilich directs regional specialists in ensuring that cover all FAA regions with regard to airport compliance with the DOT and FAA civil rights programs. This includes coordinating and monitoring the DBE, ADA, and Title VI programs, as well as overseeing the delivery of technical assistance to external customers and field program managers for airports receiving federal grants. He serves as the recognized expert and consultant on airport civil rights compliance, and assures full implementation of core civil rights principles.