Shannon MacMichael

Special Counsel

I help my clients understand and comply with international regulatory requirements, including export control, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption regulations.

Shannon MacMichael is a special counsel in the international trade practice group, focusing primarily on international regulatory compliance, including economic sanctions, export controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). She joined Cooley in 2015.

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  • NerdWallet – $150.1 Million IPO 

  • NeoPhotonics Agrees to Sell to Lumentum for $918 Million 

  • SPAC BowX Agrees to $9 Billion Merger With WeWork 

  • OpsGenie Sells to Atlassian 


    photography, running, watching my kids play sports


  • University of Chicago Law School
    JD, with honors, 1998

  • University of Virginia
    BA, Foreign Affairs and Russian Studies

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia