Michelle C. Clerkin

Michelle Clerkin represents businesses, consumers, and others in complex antitrust litigation. She actively works to protect the rights of those harmed by violations of the federal and state antitrust laws, including price fixing, monopolization and restraints of trade.


Currently, Michelle is a member of the litigation teams representing clients in class actions in federal courts across the country. Her diverse antitrust practice spans the pharmaceutical, financial and consumer product industries, including representing clients as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Volatility Index (VIX) litigation, In re Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index Manipulation Antitrust Litigation, filed in the Northern District of Illinois.    

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Michelle represented clients in complex antitrust, consumer protection, securities and commercial litigation matters, including a number of class actions, at other New York litigation firms.    

While completing her legal studies, Michelle interned for the Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Regional Office and the U.S. Court of International Trade.

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  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2006


  • American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law
  • New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Chair, Coordinated Conduct Committee

Licensed In

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey

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