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Michele R. Di Franco

Law Clerk

As a member of the firm’s Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, Michele is focused primarily on researching and analyzing legal issues, performing due diligence review, drafting memoranda and legal documents for commercial disputes.

While in law school, Michele worked as a law clerk in the Civil Recoveries Bureau at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he prepared summary judgment motions, papers for default judgment, and affidavits to assist the General Recoveries and Mental Hygiene units in bringing affirmative litigation to recover money owed to New York State.

In addition, Michele was a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and a research assistant to Professor Patrick M. Connors, a leading expert in New York civil procedure, where he assisted with researching, editing, and revising the semi-annual supplements to the treatise New York Practice, the McKinney’s Practice Commentaries, and numerous articles published in the New York Law Journal.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Federalist Society

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Albany Law School
    • Executive Editor for Research & Business, Albany Law Review
    • Best Brief, Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Ottawa, M.A., Economics
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc., magna cum laude

As a member of the firm’s Commercial and Intellectual Property Litigation practice group, Michele is focused primarily on researching and analyzing legal issues, performing due diligence review, drafting memoranda and legal documents for commercial disputes.

While in law school, Michele worked as a law clerk in the Civil Recoveries Bureau at the New York State Office of the Attorney General, where he prepared summary judgment motions, papers for default judgment, and affidavits to assist the General Recoveries and Mental Hygiene units in bringing affirmative litigation to recover money owed to New York State.

In addition, Michele was a legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and a research assistant to Professor Patrick M. Connors, a leading expert in New York civil procedure, where he assisted with researching, editing, and revising the semi-annual supplements to the treatise New York Practice, the McKinney’s Practice Commentaries, and numerous articles published in the New York Law Journal.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Federalist Society

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Albany Law School
    • Executive Editor for Research & Business, Albany Law Review
    • Best Brief, Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Competition

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • Albany Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Ottawa, M.A., Economics
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc., magna cum laude
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Michele R. Di Franco