• Wesleyan University (B.A.)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D.)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New York

Brittany Mitchell Michael

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New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Ms. Michael has successfully represented creditors' committees, debtors, and large commercial creditors in complex chapter 11 cases, including extensive experience in representing committees in mass-tort bankruptcy cases such as the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the Diocese of Rochester, the Diocese of Buffalo, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Diocese of Duluth, the Archdiocese of Agaña, the Diocese of New Ulm, and the Diocese of Winona.

Ms. Michael received her B.A. at Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. at University of Minnesota Law School. Ms. Michael was recently named one of the American Bankruptcy Institute's "40 Under 40" among bankruptcy attorneys. Ms. Michael was a 2022 IWIRC Rising Star Finalist, a recipient of the Deinard Legal Clinic Award (2019) and the Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Award (2019), and was named an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for her work in representing the creditors' committee in the chapter 11 case of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. She is a member of the Minnesota and New York state bars. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Northeast Investors Cooperative
  • Treasurer, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Conference, Minneapolis chapter


  • Expanding the Integration Mandate to Employment: The Push to Apply the Principles of the Olmstead Decision to Disability Employment Services, 30 ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law 155 (2014)
  • Co-author, The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention: Procedures and Summary of Jurisprudence, 38 Human Rights Quarterly 655 (2016)


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