mmantine@reedsmith.com

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Michelle is a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, focusing her practice on competition and antitrust. Michelle handles pre- and post-merger antitrust counseling relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, complex class actions (antitrust and otherwise), responses to government investigations and subpoenas, and she advises companies on antitrust compliance issues. She also provides counseling on electronic discovery issues related to the management of complex litigation matters. Michelle represents a wide range of clients in the primary manufacturing industries — steel, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices — as well as major financial institutions, investments advisors, and health insurers.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 PBT Fast Trackers List, Pittsburgh Business Times
  • 2016 Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2011 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, Duquesne University School of Law, Women’s Law Association

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • American Heart Association – Go Red For Women Campaign (2007-2011)
  • Leadership Pittsburgh Inc. (a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen regional leadership through programs, partnerships and connections) – Selected for admission to its Leadership Development Initiative XXIII Class
  • Pittsburgh YWCA – Board Member (2015-2018); Secretary and Chair of Development Committee (2017)

Interests

Michelle lives with her husband, Brian, their daughter, Madeline, and their son, Henry, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. As a former marathoner, competitive figure skater and figure skating coach, she now enjoys practicing yoga, as well as taking barre and spinning classes.

Credentials

  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude, Comment Editor, Duquesne Law Review; Katie Elisabeth Westbrook Award for Excellence (2006); Order of the Barristers (2006); ATLA Regional Trial Competition Champions (2006); Buffalo/Niagara Trial Competition Finalist & Best Advocate Award (2005); National Trial Competition Regional Finalist (2005); Carol Los Mansmann First Year Appellate Moot Court Competition Finalist (2004)
  • Washington & Jefferson College, 2003, B.A., Economics, Political Science and Spanish, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Recipient of The Benjamin Franklin Book Prize in Economics, The Howard Goldfarb Prize in Political Science, and The J. Adolph Schmitz Prize in Languages

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Appeals - West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • Duquesne Law Alumni Association – Board of Governors (2008-2010)
  • Washington & Jefferson College – Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Board (2011-present)

  • Chief Judge Gary L. Lancaster (deceased), U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania, 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2010