Michelle Jackson is an associate in the Compensation, Benefits and ERISA Litigation Group, focusing on litigation. Employers, plan sponsors, insurers, and fiduciaries rely on Michelle’s guidance in navigating regulatory compliance issues and litigation avoidance strategies. When clients face litigation concerning claim processing, defined benefit and cash-balance plans, post-retirement welfare, ESOPs, multiemployer plans, severance plans, or fee-based fiduciary claims, they look to Michelle for defense.
At the Duke University School of Law, she served as the managing editor for the Alaska Law Review and the chief executive editor for the Duke Law & Technology Review. Michelle also served as the director of the pro bono group Street Law, which teaches basic legal skills to incarcerated youths. Michelle received the International Human Rights Clinic Advocacy Award for her work with the clinic monitoring a human rights program within the State Department.
She received her B.S. from the University of Florida in public relations and worked in corporate communications before law school.