Michelle Pham

New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4225
590 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Michelle Pham is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the Corporate Group. Michelle represents clients on cross-border and U.S. domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity and venture capital equity and debt financings. Michelle also advises clients on general corporate and complex commercial matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, and commercial matters relating to products, suppliers, customers, consultants, and employees. Michelle’s corporate practice spans multiple industries, including hospitality, health care, retail, entertainment, technology, and manufacturing.

Representative matters that Michelle has handled include:

  • Represented a U.S. hospitality group in its approximately $118 million stock sale and joint venture with a French hospitality group, redemption of its preferred stockholders’ equity interest, and refinancing of its unsecured debt facility.
  • Represented a U.S. provider of on-site prevention and wellness services in its approximately $110 million stock sale to a U.S. provider of diagnostic information services.
  • Represented a U.S. record label in its approximately $40 million sale of substantially all of its assets, including legacy Latin music master recordings and compositions, to a U.S. independent music company.
  • Represented a U.S. private equity fund in its approximately $30 million Series B investment in a U.S. dental aligner products company and approximately $97 million Series B investment in a U.S. packaging products and services provider.
  • Represented a U.S. high-end activewear company in its approximately $9.5 million Series D round (led by a U.S. commercial real estate company), approximately $3.4 million convertible notes offering (led by a U.S. venture capital fund), and approximately $30 million Series E round (led by a French private equity fund).

Michelle also maintains an active pro bono practice representing immigrant children in partnership with Kids in Need of Defense and is a member of the Junior Board of The New York Foundling. Michelle was selected for the 2018 Council of Urban Professionals Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program in NYC for professionals of color across sectors who are committed to positively impacting their communities.

Michelle received a Bachelor of Arts in public policy analysis from Pomona College and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received the Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law. During law school, she spent a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and served as a student editor of the American Review of International Arbitration and as a research assistant to Professor Kimberlé W. Crenshaw and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.


Admitted to practice: New York

Speeches & Presentations


  • "Managing Key Issues Affecting Hospitality M&A Deals: Part II," New York Law Journal (January 2019). Co-Author: Michelle Pham.
  • "Managing the Key Issues Affecting Hospitality M&A Deals," New York Law Journal (2018). Co-Author: Michelle Pham.
  • "Tips for Dealing with Open Source Issues in M&A," Law360 (March 2015). Co-Author: Michelle Pham.

Firm News & Announcements

Feb.19.2021 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 2021 Fellow and Pathfinder Programs
Jan.02.2020 DEAL NOTE: Crowell & Moring Advises Flux7 Labs in its Acquisition by NTT Data