San Diego OfficeMICHELLE CICCARELLI
represents shareholders, workers, and consumers in a broad range of complex class-action litigations for securities fraud, fraudulent business practices, human rights abuses, labor and employment violations, as well as derivative litigation for breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate officers and directors.She is the Editor of Coughlin Stoia's Corporate Governance Bulletin and Taking Action - Fighting Corporate Corruption, and the author of Improving Corporate Governance Through Litigation Settlements, Corporate Governance Review, 2003. She
participated in the successful prosecution of several important actions, including Does I v. The Gap, Inc., Case No. 01-0031 (D.N. Mariana Islands), in which she
was one of the lead litigators, spending several months on Saipan working with clients, investigating claims, and obtaining discovery.The case was successfully concluded with a ,20 million settlement, including a precedent-setting Monitoring Program to monitor labor and human rights practices in Saipan garment factories.She was also a member of the WorldCom litigation team, which recovered over ,650 million for various institutional investors, and the Enron litigation team, which recovered a ,7.3 billion partial recovery for the investor class - the largest securities opt-out and class-action securities recoveries in history. She is a frequent lecturer on securities fraud, corporate governance, and other issues of import to institutional investors, including lecturing at Cornell University Law School (Joint JD/MBA Program 2003) and the University of Kentucky College of Law (Randall-Park Colloquium 2006).
practiced in Kentucky in the area of labor and employment law.She was the co-editor of the Kentucky Employment Law Letter (1998) and co-author of Wage and Hour Update (Lorman 1998).She was also a regular lecturer for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. She
was a law clerk to the Honorable Sara Walter Combs, Chief Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals (1994-1995) after obtaining her
Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kentucky in 1993.She is a member of the California and Kentucky Bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for both jurisdictions as well as the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a law student, she
trained lawyers and law students to represent immigrants, pro bono, in deportation proceedings at the Federal Penitentiary in Lexington, Kentucky (1992-1993), and participated in a summer program in Miami assisting Haitian refugees seeking asylum status (1992).