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Michelle Doran, Chief Operating Officer of Murtha Cullina LLP, has more than 25 years of experience in leading law firm operations roles for small and large firms. She is responsible for the overall operations of Murtha Cullina, providing leadership in the areas of Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Development & Marketing, Conflicts & Records and Office Services. 

Michelle is a trusted advisor to attorneys and an advocate for firm wide initiatives that benefit quality of service, work product and client experiences.

Michelle is an ex-officio member of Murtha Cullina’s Executive Committee, and works closely with the managing partner to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the firm, including lateral and merger growth initiatives.  

Prior to joining Murtha Cullina, Michelle was the Regional Director of Operations for an international AmLaw 100 firm, leading multiple offices in the United States and China for almost 10 years.  

  • Association of Legal Administrators, Member (1998-present) 

    • Hudson Highland’s Chapter, Past President (2005-2008)

    • New Member Chairperson (2008-2009)

    • NYC Chapter Symposium Committee (2015)

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    • Member (1989-present)

    • Past Treasurer (2001)

  • Marlboro Economic Development Committee, Founder and Chairperson (2013-2018)