Michelle Nicole Diamond

Senior Associate


Michelle Nicole Diamond focuses her practice on complex litigation matters.

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. 

While in law school, Ms. Diamond was the executive notes editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.  She also worked as an intern in the Violent and Organized Crime Section at the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, CA.


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

Publications & News


July 14, 2016

Brooklyn Defender Services Recognizes WilmerHale’s Pro Bono Contributions

The firm has provided pro bono support to the Family Defense Practice in parents' rights cases since 2011, and several current and former WilmerHale lawyers have served on the organization's advisory board.

January 28, 2016

Art World on Display to Law Enforcement

Art has become more than a reflection of its creator's vision and owner's style; it has emerged as an investment and important asset class. Billions of dollars exchange hands in art transactions every year. Unlike other markets, however, there is little government regulation or oversight.


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JD, Columbia Law School, 2012, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Executive Notes Editor, Human Rights Law Review

BA, Political Science, with honors, Columbia College, 2008

Bar Admissions

New York

District of Columbia


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

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