Michele Natal is counsel in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and White Collar Defense & Compliance practices. With nearly 20 years of investigations and regulatory enforcement experience in the financial services sector, Michele is widely regarded as a trusted advisor with an exceptional ability to solve complicated business issues. She leverages practical experience as in-house counsel at one of the world’s largest global financial institutions, enabling her to offer a unique combination of legal experience and business strategy to corporate clients. 

Michele’s practice focuses on global internal investigations and enforcement matters, responding to federal and state regulators and enforcement authorities and providing proactive compliance counseling. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Michele spent more than a decade at The Bank of New York Mellon, conducting global internal investigations, managing enforcement matters and advising senior management. She conducted more than 100 internal investigations ranging from fraud to complex regulatory compliance matters. She was responsible for the company’s most significant investigations and counseling business executives on regulatory, reputational and legal risks. In addition, Michele was the senior legal advisor on overlapping employment and regulatory issues, including whistleblower matters and investigating allegations involving sensitive employee issues.

Michele managed and led legal strategy on a number of substantial global enforcement matters in connection with investment services, investment management, broker-dealer and wealth management businesses arising from issues relating to securities laws, FINRA regulations, and laws involving other financial crimes. She worked with her clients to develop and implement remediation plans across numerous business lines. 

Prior to her role in-house, Michele was in private practice at a large international law firm.


Binghamton University, BA

New York University School of Law, JD


  • New York