Manager & Counsel, American Express

Michelle is an Attorney at American Express Company supporting the Online Fraud, Data Management and Global Privacy Business Units. Prior to joining the American Express General Counsel’s Organization (“GCO”), Michelle served as Director of Legal Affairs for the Famous Dave’s restaurant  chain as the Director of Legal Affairs.  Michelle has also served as Commercial Contracts Counsel at National Express Corp., as General Counsel at Heartland Food Corp. a Burger King Franchisee and as Business & Development Counsel at McDonald’s Corp.  Michelle has  earned  international law certificates from the University of Toronto and Oxford University.  Michelle was a member of the Finance Board at St. Ann’s Catholic Church from 2010 thru 2014 and is currently serves as a mentor for high school students focused on pursuing a legal career at the Legal Prep Charter Academy in Chicago.

Member since 2019