Michelle is an employment advisor, litigator and M&A transaction specialist. She collaborates with clients to establish and maintain their strong and lawful employment policies and practices, manage their employee relationships from hire to termination, conduct workplace investigations, administer leaves and other workplace accommodations, and resolve disputes.
In addition to her personal practice, Michelle leads McDermott’s Pandemic Response Employment Subgroup and co-leads the COVID-19 Employment Task Force. She advises clients on pandemic response and preparedness, including COVID-19 policymaking and legal compliance (including vaccination, safety and paid leaves), and remote work and return-to-work considerations.
As noted in Michelle’s Trailblazer profile, “Employer needs and questions have shifted rapidly as the pandemic, and pandemic-related laws, have developed, and our continued goal has been to stay ahead of the curve to provide clients with cutting-edge and pragmatic legal guidance to protect their business, people and brand.”
The Trailblazers series is a special supplement developed by the business arm of The American Lawyer. Read more about Michelle’s recognition here.
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