Michele is an innovative and trusted financial services lawyer that develops strong and attentive relationships with her clients. She combines her personable nature with her extensive financial services background to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions to her clients. She possesses deep knowledge and experience in legal, governance, risk, and compliance.
Michele is passionate about collaboration and works closely with colleagues to provide holistic advice and solutions for complex legal issues.
Michele acts for a broad range of clients across financial services, credit, insurance, fintech, payments and cryptocurrency. She provides support on all legal aspects, including regulatory advice on product design, service offerings, distribution, licensing, agreements, compliance obligations, transactions and regulator engagement and enforcement.
Michele understands the regulatory environment (current and emerging) and is well-placed to advise on regulatory requirements and risk mitigation strategies for businesses of all sizes.
She is passionate about fintech and leads our relationship with Blockchain Australia and Fintech Australia.
Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Michele worked at The Fold Legal, which merged with Hamilton Locke on 1 September 2022. Michele has also worked at several top-tier law firms and acted in several non-legal roles for financial services companies including, Mercer, Norton Rose Fulbright and Clayton Utz.