• 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 St. Paul and Minneapolis, the Diocese of Duluth, the Diocese of New Ulm, and the Diocese of Winona.

She is a recipient of the Deinard Legal Clinic Award (2019), 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. 

Ms. Michael received her B.A. at Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. at University of Minnesota Law School, where she was editor in chief of ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law as well as a recipient of the ABA/Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law, the Minnesota Women Lawyers Equal Justice Award, and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Law Award. 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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