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Michelle R. Seares

Washington +1 202 662 5071 mseares@cov.com Download V-card

Michelle Seares is a member of the firm's White Collar Defense and Investigations and Anti-Corruption practice groups. Ms. Seares' practice focuses on representing institutions and individuals in high-stakes criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters.

  • Representing a major financial institution in multi-agency investigation of foreign bribery issues.
  • Representing a major communications company in U.S. Department of Justice investigation of foreign bribery issues.
  • Representing the audit committees of the boards of directors of two major communications companies in internal investigations of foreign bribery issues.
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company in multi-agency investigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act.

Pro Bono

  • Six-month pro bono rotation with Neighborhood Legal Services Program representing low-income DC residents in child custody, child support, and domestic violence cases.  
  • Representing an individual under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and D.C. Bar Association for prosecutorial misconduct.

Previous Experience

  • Hon. Beryl Howell, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Judicial Intern (2015)
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act Unit, Law Clerk (2014)