Prior to joining Arent Fox, Michelle worked at the Raytheon Company in the Office of General Counsel, Global Trade Corporate Licensing, providing strategic regulatory trade control guidance to the Space and Airborne Systems business unit.
Before her position at Raytheon, Michelle was the Director of Export Control and Compliance at the University of Miami, where she was the Empowered Official and subject matter expert in all issues pertaining to trade control. She created trade control policies and procedures, conducted training, screened various persons and entities for the University, and prepared, submitted, and monitored all licenses and authorizations from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Additionally, Michelle spent much of her time addressing questions arising from the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR).
She has also worked for the Boeing Company where she conducted internal investigations of potential non-compliance, wrote initial and full voluntary disclosures, led internal audits, and created corrective action plans to prevent repeat occurrences.
At Science Applications Int’l Corp (SAIC), now Leidos, Michelle supported the Surveillance and Reconnaissance business unit in the day to day compliance with export and import regulations and has experience with merger due diligence as it relates to trade control, creating technology control plans, and conducting trade control analysis on foreign hires and visitors.
Michelle also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., in the area of government contracts and was the Judicial Clerk to Judge Lawrence M. Lawson of the Superior Court of New Jersey.