Michelle Nance has experience advising clients and developing proactive strategies, as well as guiding them through litigation and enforcement actions.
Michelle represents major corporations, financial institutions, and individuals in internal investigations, government enforcement actions, complex commercial litigation, and matters of privacy and data security. She has experience developing and implementing litigation strategies during a two-week trial for a major financial institution. She is also a member of Orrick's new Business and Human Rights practice.
Michelle is dedicated to her pro bono work. She assists StolenYouth, a local nonprofit focused on ending child sex trafficking, with policy analysis and other legal matters. She has also helped individuals applying for disability benefits, juvenile immigrants seeking legal status in the United States, and organizations with nonprofit law.
Prior to law school, Michelle served as a legislative assistant to a representative in the Washington State House of Representatives. She also worked in the Office of Congressional Ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives and participated in Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic during law school. She graduated with a degree in Business Administration, cum laude, from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.