Michelle Rago, Esq. 


Practice Area - Litigation

Michelle is Of Counsel at the firm and works within the litigation group. Michelle graduated from Harvard University and then pursued her Juris Doctorate at Columbia University School of Law.  Michelle is a problem solver.  

Prior to joining the firm, Michelle engaged in litigating large securities class actions in federal court, including the WorldCom Securities Litigation.  She honed her litigation skills in these and other large commercial and antitrust actions.  Currently, Michelle has a practice involving representation of varied clients in commercial disputes.  Michelle also represents families in Section 504 hearings in order to obtain services for their special needs children at school. 

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys volunteering with Children With Diabetes, an organization devoted to helping families with children with Type 1 diabetes.  She is also a member of the American Diabetes Association Legal Advocacy Group.  She participates in trials at the University of Chicago where research is being conducted in connection with Monogenic Diabetes, a very rare genetic mutation which causes diabetes in babies.  Michelle is active with her local PTA and has served as a panelist on a symposium on public service at Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House.  Michelle is conversant in Italian and Spanish.


Columbia University School of Law, J.D. | Awarded Charles Evans Hughes Fellowship

Harvard University, A.B., | Magna Cum Laude | Awarded Ben Teel Memorial Prize


New York State Bar

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York                                                                      







Areas of Expertise

Complex Commercial Litigation

Securities Litigation