Jessie Michelin is an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, government and internal investigations, and compliance matters.

Ms. Michelin advises clients on both domestic and cross-border government investigations by the Department of Justice, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Complementing her government-facing work, Ms. Michelin conducts internal investigations for clients across a range of compliance areas, including U.S. economic sanctions and export controls, and allegations of workplace misconduct, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Ms. Michelin also advises clients on U.S. economic sanctions and export controls in connection with transactional due diligence, and the development, implementation, and enhancement of corporate compliance programs.

Ms. Michelin maintains an active pro bono practice, primarily representing clients in asylum and refugee matters.

Ms. Michelin received her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she served on the Editorial Board for the Virginia Journal of International Law, and was an international finalist in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. While in law school, Ms. Michelin was a summer intern in the National Security Section of the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. and a summer associate at Latham’s New York office.

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2019
  • BA in Political Science, Michigan State University, 2015
    High Honors