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Greene Espel Welcomes Litigators Taofikat Ninalowo-Olaofe and Michelle Erickson to the Firm

Greene Espel PLLP is delighted to welcome attorneys Taofikat Ninalowo-Olaofe and Michelle Erickson to our team of litigators, counselors, and investigators.  

“Greene Espel is thrilled that Taofikat and Michelle have joined the firm. They are both talented attorneys with diverse backgrounds and clerkships who will provide exceptional service to the firm’s clients across a broad range of litigation, investigation, and DEI matters,” shared Surya Saxena, Chair of Greene Espel’s Diversity & Recruiting Committee.  

Taofikat Ninalowo-Olaofe joins the firm after serving as a law clerk to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Cowan Wright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.  Prior to clerking, Taofikat represented clients in Illinois state and federal courts, including on a pro bono basis, where she obtained favorable results.  

Taofikat graduated from Stetson University College of Law, where she received the Dean’s award for her graduating class in recognition of her extraordinary service to the law school and was recognized as an outstanding student. Taofikat participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition and served as a student coach to participants in the 2018 competition that was held in Vienna. She also holds an MBA from Stetson University. 

Michelle Erickson joins the firm after practicing for multiple years in a national law firm in San Francisco, where she focused on employment law and employment litigation. Prior to that, Michelle clerked for the Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District of Minnesota. 

Michelle graduated from Stanford Law School, where she obtained pro bono distinction. She was the Lead Article Editor of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Berkeley with high honors. 

ABOUT GREENE ESPEL PLLP: Clients and legal industry insiders recognize Greene Espel PLLP as one of the leading boutique litigation firms in the country. The firm provides high-quality legal services to organizations of all sizes—from Fortune 50 corporations to innovative startups to the public sector—in the key areas of trials and appeals, investigations and compliance, and dispute resolution and risk management. To provide clients with the best possible service, the firm threw out the traditional law-firm management model. We don’t track client origination; every client is a firm client. Our attorneys are all treated as members, not partners or associates, and each has an equal vote in the firm’s management. Greene Espel’s unique approach attracts and retains diverse, top-tier talent who are personally invested in clients’ successes and who regularly outpunch the biggest firms in the world at a fraction of the cost.

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