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Chicago, IL 60654
F: 847.440.2696


Clerkships
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Prado, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Education
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Washington University Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.S.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with Comprehensive Honors
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Michelle Parthum

Michelle Parthum’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and appeals.  Prior to joining MoloLamken, Ms. Parthum was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York.  She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Representative Matters

  • A foreign sovereign opposing attachment under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • A taxi medallion financing company in litigation against lender of $80 million credit facility
  • A multinational corporate debtor in a cross-border bankruptcy trial
  • A global financial institution in a residential mortgage-backed securities “putback” suit against sponsor of securitization
  • A financial institution in defending a securities class action
  • The former CFO of an investment bank in defending a securities class action
  • A global financial institution in defending Madoff-related civil and class actions
  • A financial institution in defending allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract
  • A financial institution in defending allegations of antitrust violations
  • Internal and regulatory investigations involving the Department of Justice, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Securities and Exchange Commission