Michelle practices as part of the Class Action and Appellate Litigation and Antitrust Practice groups. A former trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Michelle has a background in government investigations. Her experience includes prosecuting criminal cartels involving price-fixing, bid-rigging, and market allocation, as well as civil anti-competitive and monopolistic practices in violation of the Sherman Act. At the DOJ, Michelle also investigated procurement violations and fraudulent conduct under the Procurement Collusion Strike Force initiative.
Michelle is also involved in the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Practice. She uses her government antitrust experience to best represent clients facing competition issues domestically and overseas, and she represents clients in new and burgeoning areas of data privacy, including defending CMIA, CIPA, data breach, and wiretap claims for private and public clients nationwide.
Michelle earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree in government from Smith College. During law school, Michelle served as a law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission in San Francisco, as well as at a large international law firm.