Michelle Fox is a founding partner of the Quinn Emanuel Australia office. Michelle has practiced in the US, the UK, and Australia and maintains practising certificates in all 3 jurisdictions. Michelle represents some of Australia's leading companies in a broad range of strategically important, complex commercial litigation matters, including mass torts, class actions, product liability, regulatory investigations (including white collar crime), directors' liability and financial services.
Michelle has acted as a solicitor advocate before the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the High Court in England and as an advocate before the State and Federal Courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, US. Michelle’s experience means she is highly sought after by leading companies to advise on their corporate and liability exposures.
Michelle has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution, including substantial multi-party arbitrations and mediations. Michelle teaches courses in negotiation and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford University on mass torts and complex litigation since 2011.
In addition to complex dispute resolution, Michelle has a wealth of experience and is highly rated in contentious and non-contentious insurance and reinsurance, acting for both corporate insureds, and select insurers and reinsurers.
The ‘International Who’s Who Legal” recognized Michelle in 2014 and 2015 as an expert in litigation with ‘superb adaptability’. Michelle was awarded a ‘Best Lawyer International’ award in Litigation for 2011-2015, in Insurance for 2010-2015 and in the categories Alternative Dispute Resolution and Class Action Litigation for 2015. Michelle was ranked in Band 2 for Insurance Individuals by Chambers Global in 2009-2014, and recognised by Legal 500 Asia Pacific in Insurance 2012, 2013-2016. Michelle was also specifically identified by PLC Which Lawyer? 2010, for Insurance – Contentious.
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013 reported that clients describe Michelle as "incisive, personable and brilliant"and in 2015 as a “very sharp and solution-oriented” practitioner who is “quick to grasp the issues and sensitivities” of a matter.