Michelle is an associate with the Intellectual Property Litigation group. Her practice focuses on patent, copyright, and trademark cases encompassing many areas of technology.
Before joining Morris Nichols, Michelle served as a law clerk to the Honorable Christopher J. Burke of the US District Court for the District of Delaware and as an extern to the Honorable Sue L. Robinson of the US District Court for the District of Delaware.
In law school, Michelle served as lead editor of the Drexel Law Review. She won several writing competitions, resulting in her work being published in well-known industry periodicals. She was a Board Member of the Drexel Moot Court Team and competed in several moot court competitions, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”) Giles Rich Sutherland Moot Court Competition, the Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition (awarded Best Oral Advocate, Overall Champion, and Second Place Brief), and the Nell Hennessey Moot Court Competition (awarded Best Oral Advocate, Overall Champion, and Best Brief). Also during law school, she was a recipient of the Ben Franklin Inn of Court scholarship award, following her participation in the organization’s annual mock oral argument.
Prior to her legal career, Michelle worked in the property management and real estate sector. She gained valuable business experience as a property and asset manager.
News & Insights
- Firm News, 10.15.2019
Wilmington, DE (October 15, 2019) - Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP is pleased to announce that three judicial law clerks have joined the firm as attorneys.
- Article, ABA Journal of Labor & Employment, Fall 2018
- Article, Drexel L. Rev
- Article, Delaware Lawyer Magazine, Spring 2018
Social-media connections have created new concerns about rules governing impartiality and recusal.
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- Law Clerk to the Honorable Christopher J. Burke, US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2018-2019
- Extern to the Honorable Sue L. Robinson, US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2016
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Barristers, 2018
Drexel Law Review, staff editor and lead editor, 2016-2018
Drexel Moot Court Team, board member
Albert R. Mugel National Tax Moot Court Competition, 2017
Giles Rich Sutherland Moot Court Competition, 2018
Nell Hennessey Moot Court Competition, 2018
University of Delaware, BS, Animal Science, pre-veterinary concentration; Chemistry, 2004
- Delaware, 2018
- US District Court for the District of Delaware, 2020
- US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2021