Michelle Six is a partner in Kirkland’s New York office, where she advises clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia on strategic electronic discovery considerations and data protection and privacy issues. She focuses her practice on the development and execution of defensible eDiscovery processes in connection with contentious, high-stakes commercial litigation, products liability cases, antitrust matters and internal and government investigations. Michelle regularly counsels clients on data loss and records retention, as well as challenges posed by emerging technologies.

As Chair of the Firmwide Electronic Discovery Committee, she leads the Firm’s eDiscovery efforts and frequently writes and speaks about issues and solutions related to electronic discovery. Michelle was recognized in 2019–2021 by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery and recognized by Chambers Global in 2021 and Chambers USA in 2020 and 2021 for her work in E-Discovery & Information Governance. Clients have described Michelle as “an incredibly effective advocate” who “truly shines in dealing with witnesses and opposing counsel.”


Thought Leadership


Building a Better ESI Agreement: Why Customization Matters,” New York Law Journal, January 29, 2021

"E-Discovery and Ethical Obligations in Product Liability Cases," Corporate Disputes, January–March 2021 

“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

Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute – Late to the Party with Nothing to Wear: Avoiding MDL Faux Pas (November 2021) 

Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute – Back to Basics: An Advanced Toolkit for Pre-Production Quality Control (November 2020) 

Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Webinar – A Proposed TAR Framework (July 2020)

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 Global, 2021

Ranked in E-Discovery & Information Governance, Chambers USA, 2020–2021

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

Recognized for Dispute Resolution: E-Discovery, The Legal 500 United States, 2019–2021

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

  • New York


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawJ.D.

    Board Member, Arts and Entertainment Law Journal

    Member, Barry Scheck’s Innocence Project

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