B.A., Barnard; J.D., Georgetown
Having spent over a decade as a prosecutor in the criminal and civil divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Michelle Bradford uses her extensive knowledge and skill, coupled with her profound determination and sharp wit, to defend clients in white collar criminal and complex civil litigation matters.
Outside the courtroom, Professor Bradford serves as investigative counsel to companies conducting internal investigations, and she defends individuals and companies in multifaceted government investigations and proceedings relating to securities fraud, healthcare fraud and other complex financial fraud concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute. She has also represented individuals in Title IX investigations.
While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division, Professor Bradford tried nearly 30 felony jury trials, more than two dozen felony and misdemeanor bench trials, and prosecuted cases involving healthcare fraud, bribery and kickback statutes, criminal conflict of interest, false statements, and other financial crimes.
Professor Bradford began her career in private practice, working in the New York office of an international law firm, as well as with a regional law firm in Washington, D.C. For the former, she defended clients in class actions and labor and employment investigations and litigation, and for the latter, she represented clients in the areas of white collar criminal defense and securities litigation. Professor Bradford also clerked for U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton early in her career.