Michelle focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, representing corporate clients in matters such as civil and criminal antitrust litigation, California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claims, and internal investigations. Michelle represents clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare, and international technology, in proceedings in both state and federal court, such as multidistrict litigation, class actions, as well as arbitration proceedings. Michelle maintains an active pro bono practice representing clients in immigration proceedings. She successfully defended a detained refugee in removal proceedings, resulting in the complete dismissal of all charges against him and securing lawful permanent resident status for him, as well as obtaining a U-Visa for a victim of criminal activity. Michelle also has assisted clients seeking affirmative asylum, including a successful asylum application on behalf of a client from Syria.
Michelle is active in her legal community, serving as the Education Committee Co-Chair for the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA), and she was also elected to serve as a Director at Large for AABA beginning March 2016. Michelle also serves as a member of the Embarcadero YMCA's Board of Managers.
Areas of Practice
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Michelle served as the San Francisco Office's Vice Chair of the Pro Bono Program from 2012-2013. She currently serves on the San Francisco Office Hiring and Business Development Committees.
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