Michelle is a corporate and securities associate in our Silicon Valley office.

Michelle S. Fernandes
Silicon Valley
P+1 650 463 5299

Michelle specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles. She is broadly experienced with corporate formation and governance matters and venture capital financing transactions, as well as M&A transactions and initial public offerings.

Michelle represents a wide variety of technology companies from consumer internet, software, telecommunications, and entertainment technology industries, as well as a number of leading venture capital firms.

Prior to joining Gunderson Dettmer, Michelle was a corporate associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions in the technology, financial services, and industrial sectors. Prior to attending law school, Michelle worked as an analyst at BlackRock, where she was a member of the global client group, working with institutional clients and investment consultants.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
  • Cornell University, B.S., Policy Analysis and Management