Michelle Ng
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Michelle Ng

Associate
ng.michelle@dorsey.com

Overview

AN ATTORNEY IN DORSEY’S U.S.-CHINA GROUP, MICHELLE HELPS CLIENTS ON COMPLEX COMMERCIAL LITIGATION AND BANKING REGULATORY MATTERS.

Michelle’s clients have included U.S., and Chinese corporations with operations in both China and the U.S.  Fluent in Chinese, Michelle has assisted some of China’s largest and most active companies in cross-border disputes, including working abroad for two years in a highly reported international litigation.  Additionally, she has also completed a secondment in the legal and compliance department at a top-four Chinese bank with branches throughout the U.S.

Michelle actively writes on matters related to the China practice and bank regulatory issues. Her latest article, “The Failure of Anti-money Laundering: Where is the Cost-Benefit Analysis?”, which discusses issues with the current anti-money laundering regulatory regime, is now available in Notre Dame Law Review Online.  This is the second most-downloaded online law review article on the website.  She is also a contributing author of Dorsey’s monthly corruption digests, covering the development of the relevant legal issues in Asia.

Education & Admissions

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law (J.D., 2012), Comments Editor, UCLA Law Journal of International and Foreign Affairs;
Comments Editor, UCLA Law Asian Pacific American Law Journal

St. John's University (B.S., 2009), summa cum laude; Gates Millennium Scholarship (awarded full-tuition for outstanding academic excellence)

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Languages

  • English, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Seconded as associate counsel for a top-5 Chinese bank’s federal branch in New York, handling regulatory and commercial contract related matters and advising on consumer compliance issues, including consumer disclosures; product development testing; and OFAC and BSA/AML issues
  • Assisted in defending a major financial institution against terrorism-related allegations in a major international litigation, including overseas depositions. The litigation was voluntarily dismissed by plaintiffs
  • Member of the litigation team defending a major U.S. mortgage lender in defense of discriminatory claims

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Named Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
  • Member, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Member, New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) 
Michelle Ng