Michelle L. Fivel is a Managing Director for the Associate Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Major, Lindsey & Africa. Prior to joining MLA, Michelle had five years of experience as a bankruptcy associate most recently in the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She also worked as an associate in the New York offices of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP and Jones Day. While practicing, Michelle focused on all aspects of corporate bankruptcy law and bankruptcy litigation.
Michelle earned her B.A. in sociology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. She was a note and comment editor for the Albany Law Review and completed externships for the United States Attorney’s Office, as well as for the Honorable Robert E. Littlefield, Jr., U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, for the Northern District of New York.