Michelle Six is a partner in Kirkland's New York office, where she focuses exclusively on electronic discovery law, concentrating on creating, monitoring, and implementing best practices and strategies for e-discovery. She works collaboratively with clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia on the development and implementation of strategic and cost-effective discovery solutions for their litigation needs, offering efficient approaches to leveraging document review technology and staffing options for document review projects, technology selections, forensic collections, cross-border discovery, search methodology, and computer assisted review.

As Vice-Chair of the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee, she leads the Firm’s eDiscovery efforts and counsels clients on litigation readiness, developing eDiscovery strategies, and advises on data privacy considerations and compliance. She frequently speaks at conferences and CLE programs on issues and solutions related to electronic discovery. Michelle was recognized in The Legal 500 US 2019 and 2020 guides for Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery. She has also been recognized in Chambers USA 2020 for her work in E-Discovery & Information Governance. Clients described Michelle as “an incredibly effective advocate” who “truly shines in dealing with witnesses and opposing counsel.”


Thought Leadership


“A Proposed Technology-Assisted Review Framework,” Law360, April 27, 2020

“Three Strategic Choices in E-Discovery,” New York Law Journal, February 2, 2018

Select Speaking Engagements

Relativity Fest – Smarter Discovery in the App Age (2018)

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Legal Forum – Ethical and Societal Perspectives on AI (2018)

Ernst and Young Legal Technology Forum – GDPR Compliance in Investigation and Litigation (2018)

Legal Tech – The Future of Analytical Strategies (2017)

ABA Antitrust Law Spring Meeting – Expert Testimony of the Future: Machine Learning (2017)

National eDiscovery Leadership Institute – BYOD Panel: But It’s My Phone! (2017)


Ranked in E-Discovery & Information Governance, Chambers USA, 2020

Selected as a leading lawyer in Who's Who Legal, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Actors Equity Association

SAG-AFTRA Performers' Union

Sedona Conference Working Group on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure, Working Group 6


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.2003

    Board Member, Arts and Entertainment Law Journal

    Member, Barry Scheck’s Innocence Project

  • American Conservatory TheaterM.F.A., Actingsumma cum laude1998
    Bill Ball Scholarship
  • Tufts UniversityB.A., Sociology1995
    Dean’s List