Michelle R. Singer is an experienced litigator and member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation, and Election Law and Redistricting Practice Groups. Since joining the firm in 2011, Ms. Singer has represented clients in complex civil and constitutional matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before government agencies.
Ms. Singer has substantial experience on a broad range of matters, including class action and complex breach of contract litigation, congressional and federal investigations, and compliance counseling involving subject matters such as consumer fraud, the hospitality sector, First Amendment issues, and securities laws. She assists clients with all aspects of complex litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, compelling arbitration, discovery strategy and disputes, briefing dispositive motions, planning for and defeating class certification, and trials and appeals. Ms. Singer also provides strategic advice to clients who operate at the intersection of law, business, and government regulation.
Ms. Singer’s recent experience includes successfully compelling arbitration of a multi-million dollar class action dispute; obtaining a rare deferment of the costly discovery pilot program in the Northern District of Illinois; successfully briefing and arguing multiple motions to compel discovery; taking and defending numerous depositions, including 30(b)(6) defense; briefing high-stakes dispositive and class certification motions and a pivotal motion to quash a grand jury subpoena; and serving as the lead lawyer during key adversarial settlement negotiations.
Ms. Singer maintains an active pro bono practice. She has represented elected officials and interest groups in matters involving voting rights and redistricting in courts around the country, including the US Supreme Court. Ms. Singer has also represented clients in immigration law matters, including successfully obtaining asylum for a Venezuelan political activist who was persecuted on account of his political activities and helping two victims of human trafficking obtain a settlement from their trafficker while securing their ability to remain in the United States. She also served as a co-coordinator of the firm’s weekly tutoring program. Ms. Singer received the Paralyzed Veterans of America Legal Writing Award for a frequently cited article she co-authored, Veterans’ Benefits and Due Process, 90 Neb. L. Rev. 388 (2011).
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Singer participated in the DC Bar Associates Fellowship Program at the National Women’s Law Center and served as an extern for the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. She also previously worked as the Research Director for a gubernatorial campaign and in the Research Department of the Democratic National Committee.