Michele Odorizzi is a partner in Mayer Brown LLP’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group in the firm’s Chicago office, where she has concentrated on brief-writing at the trial court level and appellate litigation for more than thirty years. Michele has argued more than 60 appeals, appearing in virtually every federal Court of Appeal, as well as state appellate and supreme courts in Illinois, California, Delaware and Nevada. Her substantive areas of expertise include securities, shareholder derivative and takeover litigation, class actions, consumer and constitutional litigation, as well as general commercial litigation.
Michele graduated from Northwestern University in 1973 and in 1976 received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. She clerked for Judge Philip W. Tone on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 1976-77 and for Justice John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court in the 1979 Term.
Michele is currently serving on Mayer Brown’s 12-person Partnership Board.