Michelle Full focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation matters. Michelle handles an extensive variety of cases including employment claims, wage and hour cases, products liability claims, business contract disputes, business competition disputes (including intellectual property issues, trade secret claims and 17200 claims), tort and insurance matters (on behalf of both the insurer and the insured).

    She is versed in the strategic use of prejudgment and pretrial law and motion remedies, particularly in relation to foreign litigants and cases with an international component. She has also contributed to a publication in the California Civil Discovery Practice (4th edition) dealing with the discovery of evidence located outside the US, with a particular focus on the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters.

    Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Michelle served as an extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, and the Honorable Cheryl Mills and the Honorable Dan O’Malley of the Superior Court of California, Contra Costa County.

    Michelle is the president of the Young Professionals Division of the California-Asia Business Council and serves on the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization committed to empowering children to overcome obstacles (neighborhoods shattered by crime and poverty; families broken by economic hardship, death and divorce; overcrowded and underperforming schools) to achieve their academic and professional dreams.

    Michelle is listed in Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars and Top Women Attorneys of Northern California, which recognizes no more than the top 2.5 percent of lawyers. The Rising Star category recognizes attorneys who are age 40 or less, or in the practice of law 10 years or less.

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    • Representing a national uniform supply company in an FLSA collective action and AAA class arbitration in the Northern District of California and more than 70 other judicial venues, and in appellate and MDL proceedings.
    • Successfully obtained dismissals for hundreds of plaintiffs/claimants through motions for summary judgment.
    • Representing an international mining company with commercial litigation and employment matters.
    • Representing component automotive manufacturers in several products liability litigations including actions involving claims of serious injury and death.
    • Representing pharmaceutical entities in several products liability litigations.
    • Representing an international kitchen manufacturer in a personal injury action based in products liability.
    • Representing an insurer in an environmental coverage claim involving two manuscript insurance policies and the San Francisco Presidio in favorable settlement in litigation.
    • Representing insureds in breach of contract and bad faith actions against insurer; successfully obtained dismissal of defendant insurer’s counter-complaint for causes of action against cumis counsel and others.


    • University of California, Hastings, J.D., member, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2005
    • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2002


    • California, 2005


    • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of California
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., C. Dist. of California

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