Michele J. Meises | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Michele J. Meises

Counsel, New York

T +1 212 819 8436

E michele.meises@whitecase.com


Ms. Meises has over 20 years of experience representing debtors as well as creditors across multiple industries in large and complex chapter 11 cases. Prior to joining White & Case, Ms. Meises was Counsel in the business finance & restructuring group of another major international law firm, where she represented debtors in many of the most high-profile and groundbreaking chapter 11 cases in history, including American Airlines, General Motors, and Lehman Brothers. Additionally, while at her prior firm, Ms. Meises was a teaching assistant for Corporate Reorganization and Bankruptcy, taught by Harvey R. Miller at Columbia University School of Law for 15 years, and was a member of the subcommittee to draft the Local Bankruptcy Rules for the Southern District of New York.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • US District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • US Supreme Court


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law
  • Columbia University, Columbia College


  • English



  • Fundamentals of Bankruptcy Law, The Corporate Counsellor's Deskbook 5th ed., 2014, (author)
  • Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code : A Summary, Reorganizing Failing Businesses, 2006, (co-author)
  • Landmark Bankruptcy Decisions of the Second Circuit, The Development of Bankruptcy & Reorganization Law in the Courts of the Second Circuit of the United States, 2006, (co-author)
  • The State of the Unions in Reorganization and Restructuring Cases, 15 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 465, 2007, (co-author)
  • Second Lien Financings and the Enforceability of Waiver Provisions in Bankruptcy, 44 Financier Worldwide 41, Aug. 2006, (co-author)
  • Calpine and the Battle Over Power Contracts, 25 Int'l Fin. L. Rev. 40, June 2006, (co-author)