Michelle is an associate in the litigation department and is a member of the firm’s government enforcement group. Michelle focuses her practice on anti-corruption, insider trading, and financial fraud investigations, as well as complex civil litigation. Michelle helps clients respond to government inquiries and helps clients proactively analyze and develop compliance programs. She maintains an active pro bono practice, representing juvenile and adult asylum seekers.
Prior to law school, Michelle taught elementary school in the South Bronx through Teach for America.
- Represents a multi-national pharmaceutical company in an independent investigation related to allegations of corruption in China
- Represents financial services company in international investigation by numerous foreign and domestic regulators
- Conducts pre-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence for corporate and private equity clients
- Represents Cablevision in asserting antitrust claims against Viacom for illegally tying programming (S.D.N.Y.)
- Assisted a multi-national pharmaceutical company conduct a comprehensive review of its anti-corruption policies
- Represented investors in several residential mortgage-backed securities trusts in state and federal court
- Successful representation of an asylum seeker
- “Theoretical Impact and Practical Effect of ‘Morrison’,” The Recorder (August 2010)