Michelle M. Ovanesian

Michelle Ovanesian is an associate in the Litigation Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property and Privacy & Cybersecurity practice groups. Michelle’s practice primarily focuses on helping companies navigate the complex and rapidly evolving laws, regulations, and industry best practices relating to cybersecurity and data protection. 

Her experience includes counseling clients through the important steps that must occur immediately after incidents, as well as navigating the federal and state government investigations and private litigations that often go hand-in-hand with cybersecurity incidents.

In addition, Michelle’s practice has encompassed a variety of other legal matters, including commercial and bankruptcy litigation, in both federal and state courts.  Most recently, Michelle was part of the successful litigation team that represented the Financial Oversight and Management Board in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy proceedings.

Michelle is a registered patent attorney before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office; and an International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Certified Information Privacy Professional, United States (US CIPP).

She maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on reproductive rights, immigration law, and veterans.