Michelle C. Clerkin


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About Michelle C. Clerkin

Michelle Clerkin litigates complex antitrust disputes involving price-fixing, unlawful monopolization, and other anticompetitive practices. Michelle has been a member of litigation teams in a variety of antitrust actions in federal courts across the country spanning the financial, pharmaceutical, and consumer product industries. She also has extensive class action experience and was appointed by federal courts to serve on Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in In re Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index Manipulation Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ill.) and In re Juul Labs, Inc. Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 3:20-cv-02345-WHO (N.D. Cal.). Prior to joining Spiro Harrison, Michelle was a trial team member in an antitrust class action involving the pharmaceutical industry, which settled for $62.5 million on the eve of trial.

Michelle is an active member of the antitrust bar. She serves as a Vice Chair of the Antitrust Law Section’s Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee and is an Executive Committee member of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. Through those organizations, she frequently moderates and speaks on panels concerning antitrust law developments. Michelle also participates in mentorship programs through which she serves as a mentor for junior attorneys and law students.

Michelle was selected to serve as a member of the Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board (2022). She was also named to the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list (2022) and Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star list (2015-2021).

Prior to joining Spiro Harrison, Michelle represented clients in complex antitrust litigation matters, including several class actions, at other New York litigation firms. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. While completing her legal studies, Michelle interned for the Federal Trade Commission’s Northeast Regional Office, where she worked on antitrust investigations, and the U.S. Court of International Trade.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – J.D.
    • Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law, Submissions Editor
    • Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition
  • University of Michigan – B.A., Political Science

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section

Honors & Acknowledgements

  • Law360 Competition Editorial Advisory Board 2022
  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch 2022
  • Super Lawyers® New York Metro Rising Star 2015-2021


  • New York
  • New Jersey

State Bars:

  • New York
  • New Jersey

U.S. District Courts:

  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey