Michele Sacks Fenkel, a corporate attorney, represents public and private company clients in a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and partnership matters, venture capital transactions, securities offerings, and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance. She also represents special committees in evaluations of change of control and interested party transactions. She currently serves as co-chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee.
Before joining the firm, Michele was an associate in the corporate/securities department of WolfBlock LLP in Philadelphia. During law school, she was a law clerk for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland.
Prior to her practice of law, Michele worked as an analyst in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and as special assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of the 9/11 United Services Group, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed to assist the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York.
Michele is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (JD, 2006) and of the University of Pennsylvania (BA, magna cum laude, 2000). At Georgetown, she was Articles Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and co-author of “Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, Twentieth Survey of White Collar Crime,” 42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 825 (Spring 2005). She was also a research assistant to Professor Jeffrey D. Bauman, for whom she researched and drafted several chapters of a casebook (Jeffrey D. Bauman, Elliott J. Weiss, and Alan R. Palmiter, Corporations Law and Policy: Materials and Problems (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 6th ed. 2007)). At Penn, Michele was the recipient of the R. Jean Brownlee Award, one of the university’s oldest and highest honors awarded to a female member of the graduating class.