Who's Who Legal
Who's Who Legal
New to Who's Who Legal?
New to Who's Who Legal?
Menu
User Menu
New to Who's Who Legal?
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 is an "extraordinary lawyer" who stands out in regulatory and internal investigations.

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 DOJ, US 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’s significant representations include:21st Century Fox in investigations concerning Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and other related matters; Bank of New York Mellon in regulatory matters and litigation and arising out of the bank’s foreign exchange standing instruction orders; Columbia University in a variety of Title IX matters, including a lawsuit brought by a student alleging violation of Title IX and other claims arising out of alleged defamation and harassment of plaintiff by another student; major financial institutions and their executives and directors in global investigations relating to compliance with Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering requirements and accounting issues; and Merck in litigation and regulatory investigations relating to Vioxx.

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 DOJ. 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 to its Top 250 Women in Litigation guide.

Michele was articles editor of the Yale Law Journal.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michele Hirshman is lauded as "smart, vastly experienced and highly effective" when handling criminal proceedings 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 DOJ, US 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’s significant representations include:21st Century Fox in investigations concerning Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and other related matters; Bank of New York Mellon in regulatory matters and litigation and arising out of the bank’s foreign exchange standing instruction orders; Columbia University in a variety of Title IX matters, including a lawsuit brought by a student alleging violation of Title IX and other claims arising out of alleged defamation and harassment of plaintiff by another student; major financial institutions and their executives and directors in global investigations relating to compliance with Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering requirements and accounting issues; and Merck in litigation and regulatory investigations relating to Vioxx.

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 DOJ. 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 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.

Law Business Research
Law Business Research Ltd
Meridian House, 34-35 Farringdon Street
London EC4A 4HL, UK
© Law Business Research Ltd 1998-2020. All rights reserved.
Company No.: 03281866