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Michele Hirshman

Michele Hirshman

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP1285 Avenue of the AmericasNew YorkNew YorkUSA10019-6064

Global Leader

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 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michele Hirshman brings significant value to private and public clients facing investigations from an array of enforcement authorities at state and federal levels.

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 and 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 Center.

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 defence: white-collar; and in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star for New York. Benchmark has consistently named her in its Top 250 Women in Litigation guide.

Michele was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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