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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michele Hirshman excels in the white-collar crime space and possesses extensive experience in representing individual clients before a plethora of government agencies.

Biography

A partner in the litigation department, Michele Hirshman focuses her practice on white-collar defence and regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations.

Michele regularly advises financial institutions, educational institutions, media and advertising companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, political organisations and public and private company executives and public officials in high-profile, high-stakes federal and state criminal, civil regulatory and internal investigations. She has represented public and privately held companies and individuals before the US Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' offices, the US Securities & Exchange Commission, the New York and Massachusetts Attorneys General, the New York State Department of Financial Services and other federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory authorities and in connection with sensitive, significant employment matters.

Michele is regularly consulted in matters involving high profile business and personal reputational concerns. She has significant jury trial and appellate court experience, and she regularly speaks at conferences and on panels advising other practitioners in the field. She also works on a broad range of criminal and civil pro bono cases with young lawyers at the firm, and previously was a member of the boards of directors of The Legal Aid Society and the City Bar Justice Centre.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, Michele served for eight years as First Deputy Attorney General for the State of New York and for 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she was the deputy chief appellate attorney and chief of the general crimes and public corruption units.

Michele received the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement from the US Department of Justice. She is recognised in Chambers USA as a "leading lawyer" for litigation: white- collar crime and government investigations; in The Legal 500 for white-collar criminal defence and general commercial disputes; in The Best Lawyers in America for criminal defense: white-collar and in Benchmark Litigation as a "local litigation star" for New York. Benchmark has consistently named her to its "top 250 women in litigation" guide.

Michele was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Investigations

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michele Hirshman is recommended by peers across the USA for her advice in high-profile and high-value investigations across a variety of sectors.

Biography

A partner in the litigation department, Michele Hirshman focuses her practice on white-collar defence and regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations.

Since joining Paul, Weiss in 2007, Michele has represented public and privately held companies and individuals before the Department of Justice, United States Attorneys’ offices, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the New York and Massachusetts Attorneys General, the New York State Department of Financial Services and other federal, state and local law enforcement and regulatory authorities. Among her significant individual clients is former New York Attorney General and Governor Eliot Spitzer. She regularly advises pharmaceutical manufacturers, financial institutions, marketing companies, political organisations and public and private company executives in high-profile, high-stakes federal and state criminal and civil regulatory investigations.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, she served for eight years as first deputy attorney general for the State of New York and for 11 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she was the deputy chief appellate attorney and chief of the General Crimes and Public Corruption Units. She has significant jury trial and appellate court experience, and received the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement from the US Department of Justice. For the past several years, The Best Lawyers in America has recognised Michele for white-collar criminal defence and she regularly speaks at conferences and on panels advising other practitioners in the field.

Michele also works on a broad range of criminal and civil pro bono cases with young lawyers at the firm and is a member of the boards of directors of The Legal Aid Society and the City Bar Justice Center. Ms Hirshman is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA for Litigation: white-collar crime and government investigations. She is also recognised by The Legal 500 in white-collar criminal defence, and was named again in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation guide. Benchmark Litigation also named Michele a Local Litigation Star for New York.

She was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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