Michele Odorizzi is one of the Administrators of Mayer Brown's Appellate
group, and focuses her practice in appellate litigation and brief writing. She
has argued cases before the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth,
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, as well as the Illinois,
Delaware, California and Nevada Supreme Courts and the Illinois Appellate Court.
Her work before the United States Supreme Court includes merits and amicus
briefs. Michele's areas of focus in her appellate practice include
constitutional issues, class actions, federal securities laws, consumer fraud
claims, fiduciary issues, insurance, and regulatory issues, as well as general
Clients tell Chambers USA (2007) that Michele's "'thoughtful approach
and superb judgment' allow her to navigate many types of troubled waters."
Chambers USA previously (2006) reported such comments from Michele's clients as
"...'incredibly talented'...'She is among the best brief writers I have ever
seen'..." Michele was also selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best
Lawyers in America (2008).
Michele initially joined Mayer Brown in 1977. She has served judicial
clerkships with Justice John Paul Stevens, US Supreme Court (1979-1980) and The
Honorable Philip W. Tone, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Michele Odorizzi is a co-author of Mayer Brown's Federal Appellate Practice treatise, published by BNA Books in December 2008.