Micaela Manley is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Micaela worked at a major national law firm representing publicly traded and privately held corporations, individuals, and financial institutions before state and federal courts in broad-based complex litigation, including securities, general commercial, and contract litigation, white collar, bankruptcy, and government investigatory matters.  Micaela has particular experience with securities class actions and responses to regulatory inquiries.

Micaela maintains an active pro bono practice, litigating criminal defense and prisoners’ rights cases.  Micaela partners with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund and provides pro bono representation in legal name change petitions.  Additionally, Micaela was a Recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award for successfully arguing class certification in an Article 78 proceeding mandating the Department of Corrections to provide medical care to those in its custody on Riker's Island.

Micaela is an active member of the New York City Bar’s committee on federal courts and is a sub-committee chairperson for the ad-hoc committee on legal education efforts.   

During law school, Micaela was the Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and a member of the Student Bar Association.  Upon graduation, Micaela received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies, Pro Bono Scholar’s award, and the National Association of Women Lawyer’s Award.



J.D., St. John's University School of Law, 2017

B.A., Hofstra University, 2012


  • New York
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