Michele Joo Shank is an associate in the firm’s Private Equity group and a member of the firm’s Technology and Emerging Companies and Impact and Responsible Investing practices. She joined Goodwin in 2019.

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Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Shank was a corporate associate in the D.C. offices of Sidley Austin LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions. Prior experience includes:

  • Representation of Strayer Education in its $1.9 billion merger of equals with Capella Education Company*
  • Representation of Avista Corporation in connection with its pending $5.3 billion sale to Hydro One Limited*
  • Representation of Questar Corporation in its $4.4 billion sale to Dominion Resources*
  • Representation of MidOcean Partners in its acquisition of TravelPro International Inc. and Holiday Group Inc.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

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Ms. Shank is a member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.


While in law school, Ms. Shank was a Merit Scholar, a Henry Ramsey Dean’s Fellow in Legal Writing, and winner of the Best Brief Award at the GW Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition in 2014.






J.D., 2015
Howard University School of Law
(cum laude)
B.A., English Literature, 2004
Barnard College



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