Michele L. Connell

Michele L. Connell

Michele L. Connell

Elected in 2017

Managing Partner, Cleveland Office
Squire Patton Boggs

Bio

Michele Connell serves as managing partner of the Squire Patton Bogg’s Cleveland office and is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice. She is also a member of the firm’s Latin America Executive Committee, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions in Brazil. She focuses her practice on international mergers and acquisitions, compliance and securities law matters, and corporate governance practices. Michele has completed transactions in more than 20 countries and routinely manages teams of professionals across the globe. Before attending law school, she was a foreign service officer with the US Department of State, serving as a diplomat in Warsaw, Poland and Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She has received the Meritorious Honor Award from the US government for her service.

Michele is a board member of the United Way of Greater Cleveland and University Circle, Inc. Michele is in the leadership of DirectWomen, a national nonprofit that works to increase the representation of women lawyers on corporate boards, and is a member of In Counsel with Women. She is a member of the Board of Directors of BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and serves on the visiting committee for Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.

Michele earned a BS at Georgetown University and her J.D. at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.