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Michelle Onibokun

Phone: +1 202.688.3442
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Michelle Onibokun is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Government Contracts and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups.

In her practice, Michelle represents a variety of corporate and individual clients in all phases of white collar criminal and related civil matters. She assists clients by analyzing exposure to potential criminal liability and conducting internal investigations, False Claims Act (FCA) investigations, and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) investigations. Michelle also represents government contractors on pricing issues, mandatory disclosures, and bid protests in front of the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Michelle maintains an active pro bono practice. In addition to assisting an investigation into allegations of potential malfeasance by an executive director of a nonprofit organization, Michelle also represents low-income individuals in immigration proceedings.

Michelle received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. While there, she interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Major Crimes Division and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in the Child Protection and Human Trafficking Units.

Michelle received her A.B. from Brown University in political science and Africana studies.


  • Brown University, A.B. (2014)
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2018)


Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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"L’Oreal Appeals $66 Million Trade Secret Judgment," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (June 22, 2020). Authors: Michelle Onibokun and Julia Milewski.
Global Investigations Review Names Crowell & Moring’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement Group to “GIR 100” Fifth Year in a Row (Nov.05.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Imitation Is Not Sincerest Form of Flattery for Legal Services Company," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (October 17, 2019). Authors: Michelle Onibokun and Julia Milewski.
"Employee Wrongdoing Does Not Guarantee Favorable Trade Secrets Verdict," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (July 29, 2019). Authors: Raija Horstman and Michelle Onibokun.
"Timing Is Everything in Trade Secret Case," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (May 9, 2019). Authors: Julia Milewski and Michelle Onibokun.
Law360 Names Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group a "Practice Group of the Year" for the Ninth Consecutive Year (Feb.22.2019)
Firm News / Announcement
"Trump's U.S.-Mexico Border Troop Deployment Is About Politics, Not Protecting America," NBC News (November 4, 2018). Authors: Michelle Onibokun and Chuck Rosenberg.

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