Primarily working with financial institutions, Michelle A. Westcoat represents clients facing regulatory examinations by federal and state agencies, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She advises banks, mortgage servicing companies and other clients on compliance matters and in matters concerning internal examinations and the enhancement of business practices. Michelle also represents clients in contract disputes, white collar litigation, and product liability matters, including class actions.
Michelle’s active pro bono practice includes representing clients in asylum proceedings and assisting survivors of Superstorm Sandy with FEMA appeals claims. She is vice director of disaster legal services for the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA, and serves on the board of a nonprofit that helps children in Africa orphaned by AIDS.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Michelle served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Messiah College, 2002, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, 2008, J.D., With High Honors
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Clerkship to Judge Stuart Rabner of the Supreme Court of New Jersey (2008 - 2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Vice Director, Disaster Legal Services, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association (2010–present)
Director, Board, Forgotten Voices International (2012–present)