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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Michelle Six is a partner in Kirkland’s New York office, where she advises clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia on strategic electronic discovery considerations and data protection and privacy issues. She focuses her practice on the development and execution of defensible eDiscovery processes in connection with contentious, high-stakes commercial litigation, products liability cases, antitrust matters and internal and government investigations. Michelle regularly counsels clients on data loss and records retention, as well as challenges posed by emerging technologies.

As Chair of the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee, she leads the Firm’s eDiscovery efforts and frequently writes and speaks about issues and solutions related to electronic discovery. Michelle was recognized in 2019 and 2020 by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D.; American Conservatory Theater M.F.A.; Tufts University B.A., Sociology

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > E-discovery

(Next Generation Partners)

Michelle SixKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is appreciated by peers and clients alike as it is ‘ very strong technically, thoroughly understands all things e-discovery, and is diligent, persistent and pays great attention to detail.’  Primarily advising on discovery strategy in the context of complex litigation, the firm also handles antitrust and regulatory responses, high-volume due diligence and data-intensive internal investigations. The ‘excellent’ Michelle Six chairs the firm’s electronic discovery committee from New York, and assists with data loss and records retention issues, in addition to challenges posed by emerging technologies. Vanessa Barsanti returned to the firm’s Chicago office from Redgrave LLP in January 2021, having departed six months earlier. Of counsel Amber Whipkey arrived in Washington DC from WilmerHale in May 2021.