Michelle Story is an associate in the International Trade Practice Group, working in trade policy and legislation, export control compliance, sanctions compliance, national security investment reviews, and government contracting.

She has experience counseling clients on export controls matters under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); foreign direct investment risks and filings with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); sanctions imposed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); duties and tariffs pursuant to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) laws and regulations; and government contracting compliance requirements under the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense FAR Supplement.

Michelle earned her J.D. with a concentration in national security law from George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School, where she served as the associate forums editor of the George Mason Law Review, worked at the National Security Institute, and was a member of the Moot Court Board. She has interned at various components of the Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Michelle received her B.A. in political economy and homeland security from Tulane University in 2018. While an undergraduate, she was the inaugural Tulane director of student safety and co-founder of Tulane FairED Foundation.

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  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2022
  • Tulane University, B.A., Political Economy and Homeland Security, summa cum laude, 2017


  • District of Columbia, 2022

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Phi Beta Kappa

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