Michelle Nicole Diamond

Michelle Nicole Diamond represents corporations and individuals in a broad range of high-stakes investigations, litigation and advising matters. She has significant experience helping financial institutions and companies navigate the rapidly evolving legal landscape governing marijuana, hemp and CBD. Ms. Diamond also regularly conducts sensitive internal investigations for companies regarding allegations of sexual misconduct and/or gender-based discrimination.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Diamond served as a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She previously worked as an associate at a Washington DC law firm, where she focused her practice on white-collar investigations of global pharmaceutical manufacturers. Ms. Diamond also served as a DC Bar Fellow at the National Veterans Legal Services Program, where she advocated on behalf of veterans exposed to Agent Orange.


Legal Triage for Health Reform: The Conflict Between the ACA and EMTALA, 43 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 255 (2011).

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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012

      James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Executive Notes Editor, Human Rights Law Review

    • BA, Political Science, Columbia College, 2008

      with honors

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. John M. Walker Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014 - 2015

    • The Hon. Thomas P. Griesa, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2013 - 2014