Managing Wealth Advisor
Michelle is a co-head and founding partner of the Philadelphia office. As a Senior Vice President and Managing Wealth Advisor, she advises corporate executives, private business owners and high-net worth investors on tax and estate planning, business succession, family governance and philanthropy.
Prior to joining Northern Trust, Michelle spent over 12 years at Brown Brothers Harriman, where she oversaw the design and delivery of customized wealth planning services for clients of its Philadelphia office. Michelle began her career in private legal practice at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City and at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia. In addition, Michelle completed a federal judicial clerkship for the Honorable Mary A. McLaughlin in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Michelle earned her law degree from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Duke University. While in college, she was awarded a Lord Rothermere Scholarship to study British literature at Oxford University.
Michelle is deeply committed to nonprofit board service. She currently serves on the board of Main Line Health, a health system that is one of the largest employers in the Philadelphia region, as well as the Committee of Seventy, a 115-year old nonpartisan civic leadership organization that advocates for voter engagement and effective government. She is also a member of the Vision 2020 team that is planning the national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Michelle is a former board chair of Philabundance, the Philadelphia region's largest hunger-relief organization, and she has served on boards and committees for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Mural Arts Program, and Pig Iron Theatre Company. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and is a past recipient of the “40 Under 40” award by the Philadelphia Business Journal.