Michelle joined the New York Office through the Attorney General’s Honors Program in September 2006. She spent six years primarily investigating and prosecuting criminal antitrust and related offenses in the financial industry. For example, Michelle was a member of the trial team in United States v. Ghavami in August 2012. The trial lasted more than four weeks in the Southern District of New York and resulted in the convictions of three former UBS executives for their participation in frauds related to bidding for contracts for the investment of municipal bond proceeds and other municipal finance contracts. Michelle received a 2012 Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General Award for her efforts.
Most recently, Michelle spent two years in Washington DC with the Foreign Commerce Section – the Antitrust Division’s international team – where she focused on international cooperation and coordination, including competition policy, multi-jurisdictional investigations, and training for foreign competition agencies. Her portfolio included the Antitrust Division’s multilateral relationship with the International Competition Network, as well as the Antitrust Division’s bilateral relationships with Canada and India.
Prior to joining the Antitrust Division, Michelle clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Buckwalter in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Michelle is a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Law (Camden) and the University of Pennsylvania.