BA, University of Virginia 
JD, University of Virginia School of Law

State of New York

Michelle Butler

Michelle is a transactional associate at Jayaram Law who specializes in intellectual property, data privacy and media, art and entertainment law. She has broad experience working on licensing transactions, trademark and copyright matters, technology transactions, corporate and commercial transactions and projects on behalf of artists, artists’ estates and other creatives.

Prior to joining Jayaram Law, Michelle was an intellectual property and data privacy associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, representing clients in a variety of industries in connection with corporate transactions and standalone intellectual property and data privacy matters. She has also worked with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts as a volunteer attorney. Michelle is a proud alumna of the University of Virginia, where she received both her J.D. and a B.A. in Political Science.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with her fiancé and pitbull/boxer mix puppy, Daisy, and exploring art exhibitions, mountain trails and destinations around the world.